Prince Harry's Help Inspired Him to Help Others
By Sandy Schroeder
Following Prince Harry’s adventures around the globe is incredibly easy. The handsome redheaded prince from England is smart, dashing, and incredibly loveable. Like millions of others, I read every word that is written about him, but there is one very important point that stands out. Prince Harry is incredibly real.
As he hugs old ladies in the rain, and works continuously to support worthy causes worldwide, he just pinned who he really is, and why it matters so much.
Dealing with Diana’s Loss
Harry finally came to terms with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, when he went to Afghanistan, according to interviews with The Daily Telegraph and Fox News.
When he left military service in 2015, he sought help and began to reach out to others. He said, “You help yourself, so you can help others, and I think that is hugely powerful.”
Looking back, Harry said he had walled off all of his emotions for nearly 20 years, creating a chaotic existence. Having lost his mother at age 12, and having suffered through numerous panic attacks, he knew what it was like to face mental challenges.
He said he often found himself formally dressed in a roomful of people, suddenly going into a panic attack with his heart pounding and sweat breaking out. Somehow he faced down panic because he had to, but Afghanistan made him realize he had to get help.
“Once I plucked my head out of the sand, it was a huge life changing moment," he explained. "I said, 'You can do this, because you’ve got the credibility of 10 years’ service, and you can really make a difference.’"
Now Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William and wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, work with charities to help people regain mental health. They believe mental issues must be handled as openly as other illness, receiving as much support as possible.
Harry also works with wounded veterans and put together the international competition sports for injured veterans, the Invictus Games.
Call to All
I think we can all learn from Prince Harry. We can reach out to give back in our schools, neighborhoods and communities. Make a difference in your world, and take your kids along to experience the joy of helping others. We live in a chaotic world, and the list of people needing help is long. Pick a cause and get started.
Prince Harry summed up his efforts, saying, “I’m in a good place now.” Jolly good for him; that's just where we all want to be.
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