Prince William Is on a ‘Real Mission’ to Prevent Suicides on the River Thames


Mental health crusader Prince William is on a “real mission” to combat male suicide, a fellow campaigner says.

This week, William, 36, teamed up with England’s soccer players to highlight well-being among athletes — and addressed the heartbreaking statistic that suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in Britain.

And last week, he and the Royal Foundation, which is headed by himself, wife Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, introduced the new emergency text service Shout.

Up next: A program to prevent accidents and self-harm incidents on the River Thames in London. There are around 700 incidents along the river every year — with more than 30 ending in fatalities.

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“He is not just raising awareness but putting things in place that will make a difference. It’s all very well talking about mental health, but we need to make sure there are things happening,” says Jonny Benjamin.

“What he is doing with this new initiative is really needed — and he has the influence and power to bring things together.”

“Just like physical health we all have mental health. Every one of us will face setbacks in our lives. And every one of us will face challenges with our mental health as a result.” — The Duke of Cambridge #HeadsUp@England | @FA | @Heads_Together pic.twitter.com/m9omg5ioD1

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 15, 2019

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Benjamin is joining William, 36, next week as they introduce the Drowning Prevention Strategy, which they hope will unite agencies, police and the various boroughs of London so they can be jointly aware of the issue and how they can help.

Benjamin reached rock bottom himself when, after suffering from a …read more

Source:: People.com – Royal News

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