Meghan Markle Talk about it frankly Psychological health Struggling and how her husband Prince Harry I helped her get access to a mental health professional when she was at her “worst”.
The The Duchess of Sussex She opened up about her mental health experience during her last episode models Podcast, where I spoke with Constance Wu, Jenny Slate and Deepika Padukone.
While speaking to Padukone about the importance of seeking help and support in moments of struggle, Meghan pondered the “worst point” when she was linked to a mental health professional through her husband.
“I mean, I think in my worst moments, to finally be in touch with someone who, you know, my husband found a referral for me to call. And I called this woman, she didn’t even know I called her,” she recalls, adding that the woman was checking out in Grocery store when she answered the Duchess’ call. “I could hear the little whistling, whistling.”
Meghan said it took a few moments before the mental health expert realized who she was talking to, at which point the Duchess “remembered her saying ‘I need help'”.
“And she can hear the dire state I’ve been in,” she continued, adding that it’s important “for all of us to be really honest about what you need and not be afraid to come to terms with that, I’m asking about it.”
The Duchess’ comments come next She opened up about the depression she experienced as a working member of the royal family During an interview with Prince Harry with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.
At the time, Meghan revealed that she experienced her lowest moments when she was pregnant with the couple’s son Archie.
“Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it, to Harry in particular, because I know how much he’s lost. But I knew if I didn’t say it I would – and I didn’t want to survive yet Now. And that was a very clear and real and scary idea,” she said.
Meghan said she went to the royal family for mental health support and the request was turned down on the grounds that it “would not be good for the institution”.
Meghan credits Harry for helping the Duke previously revealed He is “somewhat ashamed” of the way he handled the realization that his wife was suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts.
“Because of the order we were in and the responsibilities and duties we had, we had a quick embrace. Then we had to change and jump into a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event and then walk out to a wall of cameras and pretend as if everything was okay Alright,” Harry said Oprah Winfrey As part of a documentary series on Apple TV + titled: I can’t see it.
At the time, the Duke said he felt sorry for his wife and angry at himself for being “stuck in this situation”.
“I was ashamed that it had become this bad, and I was ashamed to go into my family because to be honest with you, like so many other people my age might relate to, I know I wouldn’t get my family what I need.”
During her last podcast episode, Meghan also said that she was “conditioned” not to show emotions in public. “I’d love to cry that much,” she said, “but I’m conditioned to still have some — a different kind of composure.”
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