In a very powerful message, The Duchess of Cambridge wants children and parents to know that it is OK to ask for help.
Kate Middleton, who is seven months pregnant with her second child, really wants to promote the importance of childhood during the he U.K.'s first Children's Mental Health Week, so she is showing her support for any kids that desperately need help.
Middleton wants to promote the awareness of children with mental health issues
The Duchess of Cambridge recently released a new PSA video in which she voices her support for Place2Be, an organisation that provides mental health services within schools, because she feels every person should be cared for.
"The challenges children face in the U.K. today could often feel overwhelming. Both Prince William and I have seen that many young people are struggling to cope with the impact of bullying, domestic violence, family breakdowns and more," she shared. "Without support, the effects of these challenges can be traumatic leading to serious issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction and self-harm."
Kate's heartfelt message also urges parents, as well as children, to seek help and start talking about mental health, which will also help eradicate the stigma of the illness.
"We need to help young people and their parents understand that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help," she continued. "A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support."
"The sigma about mental health means many children do not get the help they so badly need. This needs to change," the Royal Patron of Place2Be concluded. "Together, with open conversations and greater understanding, we can ensure that attitudes towards mental health change and children receive the support they deserve."