Prince Harry on trauma: I want to help others with my story
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During the last couple of months, Prince Harry has been talking more openly about the mental issues he has been facing, which he believes are the result of certain traumas and pressures in his childhood. In spite of the fact that many people believe that the royal family lives an ideal life, Harry is a testament to the fact that trauma does not pick the family.
According to Harry, he does not see himself as a victim of trauma in a conversation he had with Gabor Mate, an expert on Trauma.
“I certainly don’t see myself as a victim,” -Harry said, as quoted by pagesix.com In Harry's opinion, others can learn a lot from his example and can be helped by it in the future.
“I’m really grateful to be able to share my story in the hopes that it will help, empower, encourage others and, hopefully, let people understand — again back to the human experience — [that] we are in some shape and form all connected, especially through trauma,”- Harry told Mate.
“I know how important it is to share these stories; how you can save a life and improve lives because you’re almost giving people permission to talk about their own stuff and be themselves."
Prince Harry and his kids
Despite losing a lot from quitting the royal family with his wife, he believes that there are still more advantages, especially when it comes to his children.
“To see my kids growing up here, the way that they are, I just can’t imagine how that would have been possible back in that environment. The way that I understand it is you can try your best everyday to not hand on any traumas that you have as a parent, but if you’re still stuck within the same environment, it kind of feels self defeating”.