Kate Middleton lamented that parents are “ashamed” of admitting that their children need psychiatric care.
It is not only beautiful but intelligent and kind. Kate Middleton promoted children’s mental health campaign and lamented that parents are “ashamed” to admit that their children need psychiatric care, concerned about the stigma that this may entail.
The Duchess, however, defended the need to change her perception of mental illness and assured that she and her husband, Prince William of England, would not hesitate to seek help for their two-year-old son, Jorge, and Carlota. Nine months, respectively, if they needed it.
These comments mark the launch of a new editorial series titled “Young Minds Matter” that will explore the issue of mental health in children.
The Duchess of Cambridge began the campaign on mental illness shortly after marriage and is patroness of several charities related to this question.
“I often hear heart-rending stories that have been destroyed, with devastating consequences for everyone involved, especially for children,” Kate wrote.
“What I did not expect,” continued the Duchess, “was to see again and again that the problems that led people to addiction and making a damaging decision almost always seemed to arise from unresolved childhood issues.”
According to Guillermo’s wife, many children “have to deal with complex problems without emotional resistance, language or security to ask for help.”
Also, he continued, with mental health as a taboo subject, many adults are afraid to ask for help for their children. Kate appealed to promote that the psychological well-being of children is considered as important as the physical.
For the Duchess, being a parent is already “hard enough” to add to this that prejudices stop people from asking for support. As a mother, she said that Guillermo and she would do everything they can to encourage their two children to talk about feelings.
“It is not a disgrace that a young child struggles with his emotions or suffer a mental illness,” he added. Although he acknowledged that it is not easy to find help and that the poorest families are even more difficult to find it, so he appealed to schools And communities to unite in support of these children.
The Duchess thanked the contribution of “extraordinary people and organizations” in this work and stressed that working together can make the difference for a whole generation of children.