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« Reply #4650 on: March 05, 2021, 06:26:41 PM »

Sadly I know what its like to be in that moment where you reel utterly alone and the only option ahead of you is to take your life. I also know how fantastic such charities are. They literally save lives, as we have seen in this video.

Kate and William have really worked hard at their mental health angle, and Shout! is a brilliant initiative. I really like that you can use text rather than phone, for people with phone anxiety like myself that is a huge help. The publicity campaigns for Shout have been wide reaching and evidently all the hard work by everyone involved is paying off. The fact that they have helped to save even just one life makes it so worthwhile. Although hearing this story must have been very sad and emotional, Kate and William must also feel proud that they helped save a life of a 12 year old boy.

Yes, and having done the base work prior made it easier to put this to the forefront of their work. A pandemic can never have good timing, but the fact that this was already a cause they were undertaking and the prior publicity allowed the public (including this boy) to know help was available during these difficult times.

I can be fairly cynical when it comes to royal ‘causes,’ but anything that keeps focus on the resources available for mental health and well-being is a good thing.
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« Reply #4651 on: March 06, 2021, 01:17:39 AM »

I'm not at all denying Corona or it's dangerousness for some people, but there're many others too that are affected.
My dad recently had major surgery and we're contemplating a temporary assisted living stay (in truth, he may need to stay much longer). Our state isn't as restrictive, but I still want to make sure family and friends can visit.
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« Reply #4652 on: March 06, 2021, 02:51:04 AM »

Sadly I know what its like to be in that moment where you reel utterly alone and the only option ahead of you is to take your life. I also know how fantastic such charities are. They literally save lives, as we have seen in this video.

Kate and William have really worked hard at their mental health angle, and Shout! is a brilliant initiative. I really like that you can use text rather than phone, for people with phone anxiety like myself that is a huge help. The publicity campaigns for Shout have been wide reaching and evidently all the hard work by everyone involved is paying off. The fact that they have helped to save even just one life makes it so worthwhile. Although hearing this story must have been very sad and emotional, Kate and William must also feel proud that they helped save a life of a 12 year old boy.

Yes, and having done the base work prior made it easier to put this to the forefront of their work. A pandemic can never have good timing, but the fact that this was already a cause they were undertaking and the prior publicity allowed the public (including this boy) to know help was available during these difficult times.

I can be fairly cynical when it comes to royal ‘causes,’ but anything that keeps focus on the resources available for mental health and well-being is a good thing.

Thank you Kristallinchen, TLLK and Paulina for your virtual hug. Fortunately for me those days are long gone, but the memories remain.

And Minimoos I agree, I can be fairly cynical too about royal causes, and initially I was about the Cambridges involvement with mental health. Admittedly I saw it as "jumping on the bandwagon" as a lot of public debate was about mental health at the time, and given the work ethic the pair had shown I wasn't expecting good things. But I've been so pleasantly surprised and humbled by their work, and now I mention Shout when posting online about seeking help and when I'm talking to friends who have poor mental wellbeing. I know that in years to come they will be associated with a lot of charities and initiatives, but I hope that Shout stays and remains a royal patronage for decades to come.

Also in the UK, there has been a sea change about mental health. I'm not saying that's entirely down to Wills and Kate but by putting themselves out there and talking about it has helped a lot. People are still a bit wary of terms like "bipolar" or "schizophrenia", but in my experience at least, I find that people ask more questions and are more considerate, rather than presumptive and buying into the stigma.
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« Reply #4653 on: March 06, 2021, 02:54:42 AM »

I know how you feel 100% Sarah.  Hug
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« Reply #4654 on: March 06, 2021, 03:02:29 AM »

 Hug  SvenskaSarah.
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« Reply #4655 on: March 06, 2021, 04:42:34 AM »

SvenskaSarah  Hug Hug
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« Reply #4656 on: March 07, 2021, 07:56:32 PM »

Jumping on a bandwagon is not per se a bad thing. Not everybody is a trailblazer.
I initially thought however(back when I rolled my eyes at the W&K team) that they were just using it to promote their own self-importance. But they stuck with it and they have shed a lot of light on this subject.
Mental health esp in our children is an important subject and their involvement at least makes sure that it does not fade into the background of "omg the pandemic" like everything else is.
So good for them.
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« Reply #4657 on: March 08, 2021, 02:49:00 AM »

Jumping on a bandwagon is not per se a bad thing. Not everybody is a trailblazer.
I initially thought however(back when I rolled my eyes at the W&K team) that they were just using it to promote their own self-importance. But they stuck with it and they have shed a lot of light on this subject.
Mental health esp in our children is an important subject and their involvement at least makes sure that it does not fade into the background of "omg the pandemic" like everything else is.
So good for them.

ITA with you. My views of Wills and Kate at the time were very much "they're doing it to promote their own self-importance". Also I wasn't in a great place so my cynicism could have been derived from that. But I always enjoy being pleasantly surprised. And I like that they are continuing to emphasise mental health during the pandemic, I'm pretty certain that people who thought they would never suffer from poor mental wellbeing have struggled over this past year, and it's great that Wills and Kate are drawing attention to that. I'm not sure if it was mentioned uptrend, or if it was my ideas upon reading posts, but the patronagues the couple have all seem to link with one another and within the umbrella term of mental health. This has definitely been planned for a long time and with consideration to having a long-term legacy.

Also, I don't want to take up too much of the thread with this, but thanks again to those who have sent me hugs, I return all the hugs with a big embrace myself  Hug
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« Reply #4658 on: March 09, 2021, 02:35:58 AM »

Jumping on a bandwagon is not per se a bad thing. Not everybody is a trailblazer.
I initially thought however(back when I rolled my eyes at the W&K team) that they were just using it to promote their own self-importance. But they stuck with it and they have shed a lot of light on this subject.
Mental health esp in our children is an important subject and their involvement at least makes sure that it does not fade into the background of "omg the pandemic" like everything else is.
So good for them.

Just thinking out loud ... and not wanting to go too OT, but I think mental health may be a topic about which William possibly feels very strongly.  In a royally-constrained sort of way, naturally ... He was after all raised in a pressure cooker, 'nuff said, and then having to cope with the sudden death of his mother.  I also observed his long period of ... seemingly aimless drift before and after marriage.  He seems to have come miles from all that old darkness though. 

It's really nice to see William and Kate in this good place and contributing something meaningful.
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« Reply #4659 on: March 09, 2021, 11:24:43 AM »

I used to roll my eyes at them a lot but I have to say they came out particularly well out of all the family mess, in any way, perhaps this was the wake up call they both needed to soldier on, and do more.  Smiley
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« Reply #4660 on: March 11, 2021, 05:06:30 PM »

The Cambridges visiting an East London primary school today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LUQS4TSjU
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« Reply #4661 on: March 11, 2021, 07:01:56 PM »

The Cambridges visiting an East London primary school today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LUQS4TSjU

Read online that this was suppose to be Kates engagement (makes sense) but William decided to join her last minute. I can only assume as a buffer between her and the press since it was so close to the O show. If true 
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« Reply #4662 on: March 11, 2021, 07:07:33 PM »

The Cambridges visiting an East London primary school today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LUQS4TSjU

Read online that this was suppose to be Kates engagement (makes sense) but William decided to join her last minute. I can only assume as a buffer between her and the press since it was so close to the O show. If true 

Good husband.
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« Reply #4663 on: March 11, 2021, 07:13:48 PM »

LOVE the coat

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« Reply #4664 on: March 11, 2021, 07:34:45 PM »

LOVE the coat



The coat is great. But I think the pullover clashes with it.
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