Among all the luxury that accompanies the members of the British royal family, Prince William reminded us that he too is human as he on Tuesday, spoke about his Mental Health Struggles.
While addressing an event in Bristol for the launch of a website to improve mental health in the workplace, the Duke of Cambridge, referring to his own experience while working as an air ambulance pilot, revealed that he took a lot home without realizing. “You see (so) many sad things every day that you think life is like that.”
The world-famous royal spent two years as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot and admitted that it was a constant struggle dealing with the emotions he unknowingly let impact his personal life. He continued, “You’re always dealing with despair and sadness and injury.”
“The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you’re not careful,” Prince William reflected, adding that people struggling with their mental health are “suffering in silence” due to the lack of resources available.
“You’re human and a lot of people forget the battles, you have shut it off to do the job—but ultimately something pierces the armour,” he added.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry first shined a light on mental health advocacy when they together launched Heads Together in 2016. Opening Mental Health at Work, a free portal for employers and employees in the UK, marked an achievement in the royal family’s mission to further address the importance of mental health.