Kate Middleton's Sweet Words About Prince Harry Show How Much She Respects Him

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry
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Admitting you have a problem and need help is always admirable, but even more so when you're in the public eye and have the power to inspire others to seek the treatment they might need. Kate Middleton called Prince Harry "a hero" for his courage in opening up about how his mother Princess Diana's death had a profound impact on his mental health.

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The 32-year-old prince recently shared with the Telegraph's Mad World podcast that rather than face the sadness that accompanied his mom's untimely passing, he pushed it away and couldn't deal with it. Of course, we all know that only works for so long and, eventually, it will come back to haunt you. Prince William's younger brother revealed that he sought treatment to help him pull his life back together after it devolved into "chaos" in his late 20s.

We totally admire Harry for speaking so candidly. And we're in good company. According to the Daily Mail, the Duchess of Cambridge called her brother-in-law "brilliant" for speaking up about the issues that so many face but are often ashamed to talk about.  

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Kate, Will, and Harry have teamed up to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. The mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte visited with runners at the 2017 London Marathon at Kensington Palace this week, where head teacher Jamie Maloy expressed gratitude for Harry's openness. When he mentioned to Kate that Harry was a hero to many, Kate responded, "Absolutely. He's been brilliant."

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In his Telegraph podcast interview, Harry put it all out there, stating: "I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and all sorts of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle."

You can't get much more honest than that. No wonder Kate is so enamored of him. Hopefully, his courage in speaking up will help others seek the help they might need to move on during difficult or challenging times in their own lives. It's never easy to ask for assistance, but if it can help you move from chaos to closure, as it seems to have done for Harry, it's well worth it. 

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