Celebrities who have spoken out about mental health issues
Mental health problems including depression and anxiety affect one in four people in the UK each year, with many people keeping quiet about the challenges they are facing. However a number of celebrities have opened up about the mental health challenges they have faced in order to lose the stigma surrounding these conditions.
In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re taking a look at some of the famous faces who have spoken about mental health, including Prince Harry, who has joined forces with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to launch Heads Together, a campaign focused on improving mental health in the UK.
Prince Harry opened up about his own mental health issues, and revealed that he suffered from panic attacks in the aftermath of his mother Princess Diana’s death. “In my case, suit and tie, every time I was in any room with loads of people, which is quite often, I was just pouring with sweat, like heart beating – boom, boom, boom, boom – and literally like a washing machine,” the Prince told Forces TV. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, get me out of here now.’ Oh hang on, I can’t get out of here, I have got to just hide it.”
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