Prince Harry had previously told Oprah Winfrey he was ‘somewhat ashamed’ with how he dealt with Meghan Markle saying she was feeling suicidal but he admits he is now more confident in how to respond to someone feeling that way.
The discussion comes after Harry bravely discussed how he felt when wife Meghan Markel confessed her suicidal thoughts.”I’m somewhat ashamed of the way that I dealt with it,” he had confessed.Meghan told Harry in 2019 how she wanted to kill herself just before the pair went to an engagement at the Royal Albert Hall. Because of the system that we were in and the responsibilities and the duties that we had, we had a quick cuddle and then we had to get changed to jump in a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event,” he admitted. “Then step out into a wall of cameras and pretend as though everything’s okay.”
Harry revealed how therapy had helped him deal with his mental health struggles and that it had helped “break the cycle”. He confessed that if he hadn’t gone to therapy to “fix himself” he wouldn’t have had a future with Meghan. And he told how he wanted to leave the Royal Family before he did but was rebuffed by certain members and he regrets not making his stance earlier. He continued: “It’s like, ‘Well how bad does it have to get until I am allowed to do this?'” [Meghan] was going to end her life. It shouldn’t have to get to that.”
Elsewhere in the new episode, Harry admitted that while some people believe there are less medical professionals to help with mental health issues, more people with issues have “been through and come out the other side” and are able to help each other.
Author: Seyi Awoleye
Los-Angeles, CA, USA