Prince William has opened up about how a traumatic incident during his work as an Air Ambulance Pilot makes him get emotional about his children.
During the discussion he was asked if there was a “particular moment at work” that helped him realise the importance of being open about mental health issues.
“Yes and I still find it very difficult to talk about. I get very emotional about it because it relates very closely to my children and so it is very hard to talk about it,” the 36-year-old replied.
“And lots of people in the medical community have these particular cases where I don’t think you ever get over it because you go through someone else’s pain and you live with it.”
“I know that if I hadn’t taken the action that I did then, I would have definitely gone down a slippery slope and I would have been dealing with mental illness on a different level.”
"I still find it very difficult to talk about it." — The Duke of Cambridge on the importance of talking #MentalHealth, and his own experience working as an Air Ambulance Pilot #WEF19 pic.twitter.com/2nimIAqwiQ
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 23, 2019
Talking about his need to protect his children’s mental health – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – he added: “We have to start tackling this now so that our children and our grandchildren don’t have to go through this process and they can be more open about it.”
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