Lady Gaga and Prince William have teamed up to encourage mental health sufferers to speak out about their issues. The Born This Way singer was filmed having a FaceTime conversation with the Duke of Cambridge to discuss how she felt about being open about her struggles with mental health issues, including post traumatic stress disorder, and how important it was to talk about it.
Prince William suggested other sufferers should be as open as the singer because it will help break the stigma attached to mental health and can make such a difference to each person, who could suffer more further down the line if they keep quiet.
Gaga agreed, saying, “Even though it was hard, the best thing that could come out of my mental illness was to share it with other people and let our generation as well as other generations know that if you are feeling not well in your mind, that you’re not alone”
“We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt we can to normalise mental health issues so that people feel like they can come forward.”
Prince William ended the conversation by asking her to visit his royal residence Kensington Palace when she visits London on tour later this year.