Meghan Markle has spoken openly about her mental health struggles and how her husband Prince Harry helped her see a psychologist when she was at her ‘worst’.
The Duchess of Sussex opened up about her mental health experience in the latest episode of her archetypes Podcast where she spoke to Constance Wu, Jenny Slate and Deepika Padukone.
While speaking with Padukone about the importance of seeking help and support in moments of struggle, Meghan reflected on her “worst point” when she was linked to a psychiatrist through her husband.
“I mean, I think at my worst point, finally being connected to someone that my husband, you know, found to call me. And I called this woman, she didn’t even know I was calling her,” she recalled, adding that the woman was checking out at the grocery store when she took the Duchess’ call. “I could hear the little beep, beep.”
Meghan said it took a few moments for the mental health expert to realize who she was talking to, at which point the Duchess remembered to say “I need help”.
“And she could hear the dire state I was in,” she continued, adding that it’s important “that we’re all really honest about what you need and not afraid to make peace with that.” ask for it”.
The Duchess’ comments come after she opened up about the depression she was experiencing as a working member of the royal family during her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.
Back then, Meghan revealed that her lowest moments were when she was pregnant with the couple’s son Archie.
“Look, I was really ashamed to say that at the time and I was ashamed to admit it, especially to Harry, knowing how much loss he’s suffered. But I knew if I didn’t say it, I would – and I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and scary constant thought,” she said.
Meghan said she went to the royal family to seek mental health support and the request was denied on the grounds that “it wouldn’t be good for the institution”.
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While Meghan credits Harry with helping her, the Duke previously revealed he is “a little ashamed” of the way he’s dealt with the realization that his wife is struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.
“Because of the system we were in and the responsibilities and duties we had, we quickly snuggled up. And then we had to change clothes and get in a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event and then step into a wall of cameras and pretend everything was fine,” Harry told Oprah Winfrey on part of his Apple TV+ documentaries titled: The me you can’t see.
At the time, the Duke said he felt sorry for his wife and was angry at himself that they were “stuck in this situation”.
“I was ashamed that it got that bad, I was ashamed to go to my family because to be honest I know, like many other people my age that I can probably relate to, that I do I won’t get anything from my family that I need,” he said.
During her recent podcast episode, Meghan also said she was “conditioned” not to show emotion in public. “I’d love to cry that much, but I’m conditioned to still have something — a different kind of serenity,” she said.
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