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Prince William speaks with Lady Gaga on mental health

Stacy Diaz | 20 April, 2017, 07:11

Gaga and the prince talked about her own struggles with mental illness and they both encouraged viewers to speak out about their own challenges.

In turn William praised the open letter Gaga wrote about her Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome which she released through her Born this Way Foundation.

"It made me very nervous at first", she says.

Prince William is promoting his mental health awareness campaign with none other than Lady Gaga, making his wife Kate Middleton feel left out once again. "In my life, I go, 'Oh, my goodness, look at all of these attractive, wonderful things that I have".

Prince William has brought Lady Gaga onboard in his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the taboo associated with the issue. William began the conversation by lauding Gaga for being so transparent about her condition in a recent open letter, and Gaga admitted that contending with depression is not easy.

He invited the Born This Way singer to join Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge for a Heads Together event when she tours the United Kingdom in the autumn.

William was instrumental in helping his younger brother, Harry, deal with his grief after their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died when they were young.

"Throughout all our charity work from veterans to homelessness, addiction, most of it seemed to stem back to mental health issues".

"People go, 'shock can't last that long, ' but it does", he explains in the documentary, "Mind Over Marathon", which follows 10 London Marathon runners struggling to overcome mental illness. "You feel like something is wrong with you", Gaga says.

"It's OK to have this conversation", Prince William said about mental health. You won't be judged. "Fear, or reticence, or a sense of not wanting to burden another, means that people suffer in silence - allowing the problem to grow larger and larger unchecked", the Duchess of Cambridge said in her speech. YouGov research published by Heads Together yesterday found 57% of 18 to 24-year-olds had a conversation about mental health in the past three months, compared with 44% of those aged 50-64 and 32% of people over 65.