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Old 04-18-2017, 01:46 PM
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One thing that impresses me about the Royal Foundation started by W&K&H is that it has taken on issues that are so very pertinent to the world around us today and they're doing it on a global scale. We've seen the tremendous strides forward that has come from the Foundation's United for Wildlife and each day as I read here, Heads Together is getting bigger and better and reaching more people globally.

Its definitely starting a trend away from ribbon cutting and unveiling plaques and photo ops at a organization although with Heads Together, there aren't many places where these kind of things wouldn't be a reason to visit. From military, to youth, to conservation, these three are covering each area and addressing the concerns, the issues and the people that are involved with them and getting more and more people on board to spread the word.

In a world where heinous acts have stemmed from a person and no one had a clue of that person's mental state, W&K&H are setting a precedence by bringing mental health issues to light and to get people talking about them and finding solutions. I've heard too many times that mental health issues have been swept under the rug and not talked about and the giant stigma that surrounds have mental issues and that something should be done.

Will, Kate and Harry are doing just that. I seriously think that these three have started a movement that will not only benefit the people of the UK, but globally.
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Old 04-18-2017, 02:21 PM
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:04 PM
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The power of social media. Video of William and Lady Gaga has been viewed over 1 million times on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/...15999310229504
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:34 PM
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The power lies in the smarts to realize that using social media is the way to reach many, many people. Another smarts is bringing on board other people that have the ability to get people's attention. Heads Together really have put their Heads Together and are doing the most they can for Heads Together.

Did I mention Heads Together yet?
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:22 PM
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Lady Gaga has almost 66 million followers on Twitter alone. So even if a small percentage of her followers watched the video, it's still a whole lot of people
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:06 PM
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I have a very general question that relates to reporting on Harry's recent revelations about seeking help in his late 20s. And to Heads Together.

Here in the US, a "breakdown" is not technically a medical condition. Instead, it is any number of mental illnesses that lead to a short term state where someone cannot function normally in society. The medical condition is the the underlying mental illness (Depression as example) It matters to your insurer, your treatment and your approach to recovery. So, while people say "she had a breakdown," people in the US who actually treat mental illness tend to cringe at the term just a bit. As do many people I know who have lived through "a breakdown" or live with mental illness.

At least to practitioners and people I have known, they find the term "breakdown" overly dramatic and unhelpful, in terms of relief.

But that's just in the US and our psycological diagnostic system, so my general question is about mental health and Heads Together in the UK. Is mental breakdown more accepted there? It may be, as it is just semantics.

And I am NOT bashing Harry - I really am curious. And I don't want to stray far off topic - just understand the system in the UK a bit better. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:37 PM
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I'm going to take a stab at this. I am not a professional and this is just my guesstimation.

Mental issues and things like viruses and certain conditions all have an effect on the body and the body reacts. I would imagine that an actual "breakdown" is the effect that the cause (depression, bipolar etc) bring about in the human body. A exposure to poison ivy will give you an itch and a rash. Depression if not recognized and treated will cause the body to breakdown.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:49 AM
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Prince Harry as Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust opened the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCel in London today, April 19.

Heads Together is the official Charity of the Year for this year's marathon.


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** dailymail: Harry gets a little help to cut ribbon at London Marathon Expo opening **


** dailymail: Harry's little helper! Prince and an adorable young royal fan officially open the London Marathon Expo **
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:14 AM
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After losing her baby boy and husband in 2012 @rhian_burke spoke to Prince William as part of a new @bbcone documentary #MindOverMarathon

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"The Duchess of Cambridge showed her support for London Marathon runners in a reception at Kensington Palace today.
Kate, hosted a group of athletes running for Heads Together, the mental health campaign she launched last year alongside the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry."
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:08 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge hosts #TeamHeadsTogether runners at Kensington Palace, to wish them luck with preparing for the @LondonMarathon
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:23 PM
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As I've said in other threads, the Cambridges received more praise from the press after it became known that William was likely to take on a full-time royal role. I expected it to continue, but then we had the Switzerland thing and the press turned on him again.

I have become slightly more negative recently, and I actually thought that William was going to get criticized for this as well, but I was thankfully wrong.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:44 PM
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As I've said in other threads, the Cambridges received more praise from the press after it became known that William was likely to take on a full-time royal role. I expected it to continue, but then we had the Switzerland thing and the press turned on him again.

I have become slightly more negative recently, and I actually thought that William was going to get criticized for this as well, but I was thankfully wrong.
Untrue. They were negative before. Before Switzerland they fabricated the story that William and Catherine were responsible for the massive basement renovation of KP, something the press knew was untrue but they wanted a big headline hit piece, that they could later quietly retract with one hidden sentence.

As for this Head's Together Campaign, It's nice to see other posters responding so well to it. Personally, I'm not a fan of the over-sharing that the Queen's grandchildren seem to do. To me it's the emotional equivalent of posting a selfie on social media. So while others are clapping, I'm cringing. It's important to talk about your feelings and struggles with family and friends, and professional therapists if the conflict doesn't resolve itself, but the need to air it out to millions of strangers - it reminds me all too much of the wailing Sarah did on Oprah, or Diana's tell-alls. I like the old-school ways better. I like that Edward, Alexandra, and Michael don't bemoan to the media on a yearly basis the early loss of their father. I'm sure they dealt with the pain and frustration with those closest to them, but they don't seek the PR or the emotional validation from millions of strangers.

I can tell I'm in the minority on this, and that's fine. I just wanted to give a nod to the older royals, as I agree with them.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:24 PM
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It seems that lately, every time I log on here, something different is in the works for Heads Together. One thing for sure is that it is keeping The Three Musketeers (W&K&H) quite active.

I think something like Heads Together is going to be the wave of the future as far as royal duties and engagements are going to be. One issue that covers many, many fields of interests, organizations and events. We've seen lately that one video with William and Lady Gaga has been tremendously followed and from London to LA, people are taking notice.

I may be wrong but I wouldn't be one bit surprised if somehow, Harry finagles a way to work Heads Together into the Invictus Games in Toronto. That would be totally awesome as many, many returning service personnel have mental issues when adapting back to civilian life especially those with injuries.

The more people know, the better. Knowledge is power.
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Untrue. They were negative before. Before Switzerland they fabricated the story that William and Catherine were responsible for the massive basement renovation of KP, something the press knew was untrue but they wanted a big headline hit piece, that they could later quietly retract with one hidden sentence.

As for this Head's Together Campaign, It's nice to see other posters responding so well to it. Personally, I'm not a fan of the over-sharing that the Queen's grandchildren seem to do. To me it's the emotional equivalent of posting a selfie on social media. So while others are clapping, I'm cringing. It's important to talk about your feelings and struggles with family and friends, and professional therapists if the conflict doesn't resolve itself, but the need to air it out to millions of strangers - it reminds me all too much of the wailing Sarah did on Oprah, or Diana's tell-alls. I like the old-school ways better. I like that Edward, Alexandra, and Michael don't bemoan to the media on a yearly basis the early loss of their father. I'm sure they dealt with the pain and frustration with those closest to them, but they don't seek the PR or the emotional validation from millions of strangers.

I can tell I'm in the minority on this, and that's fine. I just wanted to give a nod to the older royals, as I agree with them.
Yes, they were negative before (as they always are), but the Cambridges did receive more praise from the press after the full-time royal role thing become known.

The Heads Together Campaign:

1. It's good for those who are struggling.

2. It's good for the Cambridges.

3. The media likes it.

4. Most people likes it.

5. And I like it.
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Untrue. They were negative before. Before Switzerland they fabricated the story that William and Catherine were responsible for the massive basement renovation of KP, something the press knew was untrue but they wanted a big headline hit piece, that they could later quietly retract with one hidden sentence.

As for this Head's Together Campaign, It's nice to see other posters responding so well to it. Personally, I'm not a fan of the over-sharing that the Queen's grandchildren seem to do. To me it's the emotional equivalent of posting a selfie on social media. So while others are clapping, I'm cringing. It's important to talk about your feelings and struggles with family and friends, and professional therapists if the conflict doesn't resolve itself, but the need to air it out to millions of strangers - it reminds me all too much of the wailing Sarah did on Oprah, or Diana's tell-alls. I like the old-school ways better. I like that Edward, Alexandra, and Michael don't bemoan to the media on a yearly basis the early loss of their father. I'm sure they dealt with the pain and frustration with those closest to them, but they don't seek the PR or the emotional validation from millions of strangers.

I can tell I'm in the minority on this, and that's fine. I just wanted to give a nod to the older royals, as I agree with them.
I get where you're coming from and in cases like Sarah on Oprah, it was like marketing her misery with an ulterior motive. Same with Diana's "tell all " books and such. There was an ulterior motive behind it. Its pretty easy to watch a person and listen to them and figure out where their head it at and what their motive for doing what they're doing is.

With Heads Together and speaking out and getting messages to as many people as possible, I've not seen one indication that anyone that is speaking out for this has any kind of personal ulterior motive. In fact, if I was to make a comparison between the interviews and videos to anything, it would be the 12 step programs designed for people with certain problems to come together, support each other and work together on the program to find a happy, stable life without the addiction. A big part of the program is giving back and telling one's story as not only inspiration and that one can succeed but also it very much tells someone new that they are never alone in their struggles.

These are the differences I see and your opinion, Miss Whirley, is very valid and I understand where you're coming from.
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he Duchess of Cambridge has praised her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for speaking out about his own mental health, proclaiming him "brilliant".

The Duchess, who has today welcomed London Marathon runners to Kensington Palace to support charity Heads Together, said the mental health campaign this week has been "amazing".

Asked about Prince Harry's candid interview, in which he spoke of having counselling to come to terms with his mother's death, she said: “We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations.

"We’ve got to do the same, you know, so he’s been brilliant."
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I get where you're coming from and in cases like Sarah on Oprah, it was like marketing her misery with an ulterior motive. Same with Diana's "tell all " books and such. There was an ulterior motive behind it. Its pretty easy to watch a person and listen to them and figure out where their head it at and what their motive for doing what they're doing is.

With Heads Together and speaking out and getting messages to as many people as possible, I've not seen one indication that anyone that is speaking out for this has any kind of personal ulterior motive. In fact, if I was to make a comparison between the interviews and videos to anything, it would be the 12 step programs designed for people with certain problems to come together, support each other and work together on the program to find a happy, stable life without the addiction. A big part of the program is giving back and telling one's story as not only inspiration and that one can succeed but also it very much tells someone new that they are never alone in their struggles.

These are the differences I see and your opinion, Miss Whirley, is very valid and I understand where you're coming from.
I think in the late Princess and Sarah's cases, they just needed to talk about their problems. In the 90's, the royal family, media and others just didn't think talking about depression, mental and personal issues were appropriate. Especially not out in the open for the world to hear.

The Cambridge's and Prince Harry is pretty much changing this out of date attitude with the Heads Together campaign. Harry's interview the other day would've been tabloid gold and royal PR trouble back in his moms day. Both William and Harry have been letting it known that the institution of the monarchy have to move with the times.
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BTW, Catherine's private secretary, Rebecca Deacon, is back from her honeymoon.

Love the audio, because you can actually hear (clearly) Catherine talking to everyone.
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