Not too long ago, I was speaking with a friend when he said to me, “You know, every single person — yourself included — has mental health issues.”
At first, I was surprised by his statement. Dare I say that I was even insulted by it. But as I reflected more on what he said, I realized that he was right.
Every single one of us does have mental health issues. Every single one of us has a mind and we all need to think about the health of it.
That’s why I think the conversations that Prince Harry and Prince William ignited this week are so important and groundbreaking.
I love that Prince Harry bravely told the world that grief had wreaked havoc on his life and that it was his brother who encouraged him to get help, which he did. I’m grateful that Prince William also used his platform to talk about how shock, grief and trauma live on in your body and your mind long after a traumatic incident has taken place, leaving you with post-traumatic stress issues and other mental health challenges.