Prince Harry Says Troops' Mental Wellbeing Is as Important as Being Combat-Ready

Prince William beamed when he saw the impact of his mental health campaign efforts

The royal, who served in the military, is working with officials at the Ministry Defence of London through his Royal Foundation to launch the initiative, and he's determined to help heroes deal with depression and other conditions.

Without encouraging service men and women to speak about mental health, and providing better training for staff to recognise signs and symptoms, it can be very hard to recognise mental health issues as the symptoms vary from person to person. "Crucially, fighting fitness is not just about physical fitness". The royal fam hosted the event in honor of Tuesday being World Mental Health Day.

Prince Harry gave a speech Monday at the Ministry of Defense in London where he discussed improving the mental health of those in the armed forces. "It is just as much about mental fitness too", Harry continued. "It is no different for anyone in high pressure roles".

Harry, along with Prince William and Kate Middleton, have been great advocates for starting important conversations about mental health through their Heads Together charity.

Kensington Palace announced on September 4 that Kate was expecting her third child and, like previous pregnancies with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, was suffering from severe morning sickness.

"Now is the flawless moment for The Royal Foundation to help kick-start the creation of impactful new tools that will help young people have conversations about their mental health and find the support they need, when they need it".

Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in UAE
Pakistan were forced to play at the neutral venue following a deadly terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore in 2009. They themselves were playing the first series since the retirements of Misbah and Younis Khan.

Mr White, 34, who was badly wounded by an IED in Sangin, Afghanistan, in 2010, said the emphasis would be on teaching service personnel to talk about emotions and thoughts and keep themselves mentally fit.

"Today we are saying that taking mental health seriously is what professional and dedicated servicemen and women must do to be above the rest and leading from the front".

Sir Michael said the new initiative was about the prevention, detection and treatment of mental health issues.

"The idea is start to get them thinking about their mental fitness so they talk about it in the same way they do about going to the gym for their physical fitness", he told reporters.

Harry is launching a new partnership created to improve the mental health of current and former Armed Forces personnel by rolling out support to veterans and those still serving across the three services.

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