The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have garnered a huge following on their @sussexroyal Instagram account. They often use the account to not only post important updates in their lives but to show support for charities and causes close to their hearts.
Yesterday, was no exception as they decided to show their support for World Suicide Prevention Day.
The couple posted a heartbreaking message on their Instagram page that garnered over 158,000 likes.
The post read: “This World Suicide Prevention Day, we would like to spread the available support far and wide to ensure that no-one goes through a crisis alone.
“Please use or share the below accounts today, or on any given day, to a friend, colleague or even a complete stranger, that may be suffering – because wherever you are, you are not alone.”
Included in the message were eight mental health charities that included Shout, the Pandas Foundation, The Trevor Project, SAVE, the Samaritans, the Jed Foundation, Childline and CALM.
The photo that was included with the post showed a boy and girl with their arms around each other in a supportive gesture.
The post got over 1,300 comments which thanked the Sussexes for their continued work and support of mental health.
One user wrote: “Amen. Too many lives have been lost.
“Appreciate the work @sussexroyal is doing.”
The Royal Foundation, which they run along side, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William helps to tackle mental health stigma.
The couples have helped to tackle not only the stigma around mental health but children’s mental heath, mental health at work and military mental health.
On the website, Prince William has left a heartwarming message that encourages people to speak up about mental health.
The message reads: “It’s time that everyone speaks up and really feels very normal about mental health, it’s the same as physical health.
“Everybody has mental health and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it and just having a conversation with a friend or family member can really make such a difference.”
Their Heads Together Campaign has managed to help 1.5million more people in Britain speak out about mental health.
They have also helped to invest £2million in a new digital start up for mental health innovations.
The Heads Together campaign convened eight charity partners to create one voice.
According to their website, a shocking 330,000 people in Britain lose their jobs each year due to mental health, and one in 10 children have a diagnosable condition.
Published at Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:47:00 +0000