Prince Harry has now taken a step forward on the issue of internet manhandling. He is speaking out on the dangers of spending too much time on social media.
On Thursday, Prince Harry kicked off his day 2 with a visit to Denmark. He went to the Lagkagehuset bakery in Copenhagen. There he opened up about the effects of social media on young people’s mental health.
He addressed the ambassadors for the “One of Us” mental health campaign. It also provides support to young people with mental health issues.
PRINCE HARRY’S SPEECH READ AS:
“People are spending far too much time online. And it’s like a mental running machine that they can’t get off. You wouldn’t put your body through such a workout. I’m the last person to say ban it. But people are suffering from mental fatigue and getting burnt out. We all need to talk to each other more”.
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The charity event’s ambassador, Mr Troels Torp, told the press after the visit:
“You could see he had been in a dark place once himself. As because of his mother. Princess Diana and that’s why he can relate to us. He was indeed very kind and caring and down to earth”.
Much like his elder brother, Prince William and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, Harry has made mental health a central pillar of his public work. This famous and generous Royal trio ‘Heads Together’. It is an umbrella group of several charities aimed at reducing the stigma around mental health issues.
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In a speech at a World Mental Health Day event earlier in October, the Duke of Cambridge, William thanked everyone for what they’d done.
Prince Harry was quoted saying:
“It was Kate who first realized that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus. She had seen that at the core of adult issues. Some were like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem”.
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“It was time to take the awareness to the next level and take it into ‘new partnerships’ to support better conversations in schools and workplaces or any other place”.
FROM A ROYAL INSIDER.
“The Royals’ involvement has been a massive boost to the broader campaign to try and raise as much as awareness of mental health and mental illness possible. I have seen the impact that they can have in the terms of pushing the debate in the right direction.
“They are clearly in this for the very right reasons and for the long-term indeed. This is not something the Royal trio going to dip into and dip out of”.