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SANE CEO Marjorie Wallace praises Princes William and Harry for speaking about mental health
Added: 19th Apr 2017

Princes William and Harry have opened up about their experiences of grief and loss as they step up their mental health campaigning.

The Duke of Cambridge has called for an end to the ‘stiff upper lip’ culture as he encouraged people to have honest and open conversations about their emotions with each other.

Prince Harry has also spoken about seeking counselling after spending almost 20 years "not thinking" about the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Speaking to The Telegraph, he said he was probably "very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions".

Marjorie Wallace, chief executive of SANE, has praised both princes for talking about mental health.

She says: “It is so important that people like Prince William and Prince Harry speak out about mental health, because when normal feelings like grief become malignant they can cause deep distress in later life.

“However, we hope they use their influence to ensure frontline services, which are being cut daily, are funded to ensure that when people seek and need treatment, they are not left to wait for too long, which can put lives and futures at risk.”

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