Prince Harry opened up about his own struggle with mental health after losing his mother Princess Diana at a charity event called Heads Together, an organization Prince William and Duchess Kate formed with Harry in order raise awareness about mental illness, reports TODAY.com
At the tender age of 12, Harry lost his mother in a fatal car crash. It took him about three years before he could talk about it.
"I really regret not ever talking about it. For the first 28 years of my life, I never talked about it."
Harry offered some advice to soccer star Rio Ferdinand who lost his wife last year and had difficulty on how to talk to his grieving children.
"It is okay to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing it and not solving that problem," the prince encouraged.
"The key message here today is that everyone here can suffer from mental health, whether you're a member of the royal family, whether you're a soldier, whether you're a team sport, individual sport, whether you're a white van driver, whether you're a mother, father, a child, it doesn't really matter."
Thank you to Prince Harry for bringing up an important topic and for sharing his own personal battle in losing his beloved mother Princess Diana.