Prince Harry recently revealed that he regrets only speaking three years ago about how he was affected by the death of his mother, Princess Diana. The prince was speaking at an event for the mental health charity Heads Together.
Prince Harry, who was just twelve years old when his mother was killed in a car crash, said that mental health issues can affect anyone and that is important to talk about your problems.
In an interview with BBC Breakfast, Prince Harry said:
“It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it. It is not a weakness. Weakness is having a problem and not recognizing and not solving that problem.”
“It is OK to suffer, but as long as you talk about it.” Prince Harry
Bereavement (the loss of a loved one) affects everyone differently. There is no right or wrong way to feel. However, experts say that there are four main stages of bereavement;
- Accepting that your loss is real
- Experience the pain of grief
- Adjusting to life without the person who has died
- Putting less emotional energy into grieving and putting it into something new (in other words, moving on)
Source: NHS Direct
We have BSL videos on our website explaining bereavement. Click here or on any of the pictures to watch the videos.
- Bereavement – a self-help guide
- Coping with bereavement and grief
- How do people feel when they’ve experienced bereavement?
- When do people begin to recover from a bereavement?
- What can family and friends do to help?