Mental health is an issue of grave importance and it’s time that we all stop ignoring it. After listening to Prince Harry, you will also feel that there is nothing wrong with seeking mental health. He said that seeking mental health is one of the best decisions of his life.
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, delivered a very motivating speech during his Australian tour. He was accompanied by his wife Meghan. He said,
You need to know that part of being strong and tough is having the courage to seek help when you need it. You must not silently suffer. You are all in this together. And, if I may speak personally, we are all in this together. Because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made. You will be continually amazed at how life changes for the better.
Prince Harry also addressed the issue of increasing rate of suicide all over the world and said that the vulnerable groups need special attention as they are highly at risk. Suicides in rural areas are higher than the urban population and young men suffer the most.
This effort to bring the issue in spotlight is vital considering the serious of the present situation. The World Health Organization has reported that around 800,000 people die every year around the world by committing suicide. Thousands more contemplate to commit suicide every year. All these people have poor mental health as research shows.
Prince Harry shares that when he spoke to a counselor for mental health, he realized that he was not alone. He encouraged people to reach out and ask for help. He said,
All you need to do is to ask for it. Ask your neighbor, your peer, your fellow farmer is literally right around the corner. Chances are, they may well be suffering too and will relish the opportunity to either listen or talk themselves.
Source: Huffington Post, Excellent Health News