Kate Middleton Pens Article About Mental Health Awareness & Her Work Isn’t Stopping There
While it's true that she's spoken about these issues in the past, Kate Middleton continues to advocate for a cause close to her heart — children's mental health — this time, in a way guaranteed to reach a multitude of readers, maximizing the impact her ideas will garner, and it's so admirable. Middleton has partnered up with The Huffington Post U.K., and she has published her first blog post, joining the ranks of over 50,000 bloggers on HuffPo's many international editions. Middleton's first post, "Let's Make a Real Difference for an Entire Generation of Young Children," introduces a new venture called Young Minds Matter, in which, as she says, "issues and work around the mental health of young children will be explored."
Middleton has been vocal about her unwavering support of this important issue, last year recording a "video of support for Place2Be, a charity dedicated to providing emotional help for children in schools" in honor of the U.K.'s first Children's Mental Health Week. This year, Middleton recorded another video for Place2Be, and her work with HuffPo continues her mission to spread awareness for the cause of mental health issues in children that can go unnoticed. Her own young children have undoubtedly contributed to her passion for the well-being of all children, as she points out in her post:
Seeking to shatter those stigmas in her efforts, Middleton adds:
She also acknowledges that asking for help isn't always as easy as it seems, and expresses the importance of the role that "schools and communities" have on making a difference in a child's life when they may be struggling. Middleton will guest-edit a series of posts to come, emphasizing the stories of real people who have experienced these things firsthand:
It's often times so hard for young children to have a voice of their own, and to know about safe outlets to express their emotions and fears, so it's sincerely admirable that Middleton is using such a widely read platform to give a voice to both children and their parents facing these obstacles. I look forward to reading the firsthand accounts on the blog, as well as the studies and words of wisdom from Middleton herself, and I'm sure her efforts can only serve as a positive light for the very many people struggling in silence.