Lady Gaga and Prince William FaceTime About Mental Health Awareness

Lady Gaga and Prince William FaceTime About Mental Health Awareness

“We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt we can to normalize mental health issues so that people feel like they can come forward.”

“We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt we can to normalize mental health issues so that people feel like they can come forward.”

Text: Ian David Monroe

This morning, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, took to the Royal Family’s official Facebook page to share a video of his conversation with Lady Gaga about mental health awareness. The chat comes as a part of William’s Heads Together campaign against the stigma of mental health, led by the Royal Foundation.

FaceTiming from her kitchen, Gaga opens up to the prince about her own struggle, saying, "For me, waking up every day, and feeling sad, and going on stage is something that is very hard to describe. There's a lot of shame attached to mental illness. You feel like something is wrong with you." She further adds, "In my life, I go, Oh, my goodness, look at all these beautiful, wonderful things that I have. I should be so happy, but you can't help it if in the morning when you wake up you are so tired; you are so sad; you are so full of anxiety and the shakes that you can barely think.”

Lady Gaga has been vocal about her battle with PTSD, sharing an open letter last December through her Born This Way Foundation.

This October, Gaga has plans to be in London, and the prince extended an invite to further discuss how the two can put their heads together to support mental health awareness. The singer, of course, accepted, saying, “We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt we can to normalize mental health issues so that people feel like they can come forward.”

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