Lady Gaga FaceTimes with Prince William to Discuss Mental Health

Carla Harmon
April 18, 2017

His words are likely to be seen as praise for his brother Prince Harry, who has received plaudits for disclosing he sought counselling to come to terms with his mother's death.

"I read the open letter you wrote the other day and thought it was very moving and very fearless of you to write down such personal feelings", said William over Skype.

The Born This Way singer said: "I am so grateful to speak to you".

The appearances were all part of the young royals' campaign to promote Heads Together - a charity set up by William, Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge, more commonly known as Kate.

And William underscored the importance of keeping conversations about mental illness alive, and not letting shame force sufferers into the shadows.

Asked by Prince William how speaking out made her feel, Lady Gaga said: 'It made me very nervous at first...

William said: "I felt it was incredibly moving and very courageous of you to write down such personal feelings and I wanted to ask you how you found speaking out and how it made you feel". "Even though it was hard", Gaga says in the video, "the best thing that could come out of my mental illness was to share it with other people and let our generation, as well as other generations, know that if you are feeling not well in your mind that you're not alone and that people that you think would never have a problem, do".

Lady Gaga says that talking more openly about mental health would allow people to feel like "we are not hiding anymore".

Prince William and Lady Gaga have united for the Heads Together campaign.

This summer is the 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a auto crash in Paris.

It comes a day after Harry revealed that he spent years in "total chaos" as he struggled to deal with his emotions following the death of his mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 12. William was 15 years old and Harry just 12 when she was killed in a auto crash in Paris on August 31 1997.

"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".

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