Princess Kate makes a stand in support of mental health awareness.
She says she and Prince William “wouldn’t hesitate” to seek help if their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, needed support with their mental health. She encourages other parents to overcome any discomfort or nervousness when it comes to their children’s mental wellbeing.
On Sunday, Princess Kate helped launch a series of podcasts about helping parents understand their child’s mental heath. According to PEOPLE, the podcast will consist of 20-minute episodes discussing an issue in child and family mental health with an expert and a parent. She said, "It doesn't need to be like this. With the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young, and can have the bright future they deserve."
She said that a third of adults “say they would be embarrassed to seek help for their child's mental health.”
"No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child developed a fever, yet some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask," she said.
"Throughout my work with family and child support organizations, one thing that has stood out to me time and again is that getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is the best possible thing we can do to help our children as they grow up. Knowing this, both William and I feel very strongly that we wouldn't hesitate to get expert support for George and Charlotte if they need it,” she added.
Kate hopes that the podcasts entitled, Child in Mind, will “go some way to help families overcome that fear of what happens next if they look for professional support.”
"They show how with the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young, and can have the bright future they deserve," she said.