Meghan Markle reveals how Prince Harry helped her at her 'worst point' in new podcast
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Bringing mental health into focus through her recent ‘Archetypes’ podcast, Meghan Markle shared one incident when her husband Prince Harry "saved her life." The Duchess of Sussex told her listeners on Tuesday, October 11, that she was at her worst state, “At my worst point … my husband had found a referral for me to call. And I called this woman.”
Markle, 41, shared on her 50-minute 'Decoding of Crazy' episode, “She didn’t know I was even calling her. She was checking out at the grocery store. I could hear the little beep, beep, and I was like, ‘Hi,’ and I’m introducing myself … and saying I need help.” The former actress was able to make out that the therapist "could hear the dire state that" she was in back then, reported Page Six.
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The ‘Suit’ star pointed out, “I think it’s [important] for all of us to be really honest about what it is that you need and to not be afraid to make peace with that, to ask for it.” Her episode featured actresses Jenny Slate, Constance Wu, and Deepika Padukone, who were all at a certain point called "crazy."
In the introduction of the podcast, Markle started by saying, “I feel pretty strongly about this word. The way that it’s thrown around so casually and the damage it has wrought on society and women everywhere.” She went on, “The stigma surrounding the word, it also has this silencing effect. Women experiencing real mental health issues, they get scared, they stay quiet, they internalize and repress for far too long.”
The 'Deal or No Deal' alum then questioned her guests whether they have ever been called "crazy," "hysterical," "nuts," or "completely irrational," among other offensive words. She followed it up by saying, “If we were all in the same room and could see each other, I think it would be pretty easy to see just how many of us have our hands up.” Markle quickly added that she "too" was raising her hand, the report stated.
Markle shared the time her husband Prince Harry, 38, had come across people who couldn’t address their mental health issues and it was simply "ignored." “My husband works a lot with the military community as a veteran, and [he often hears about] invisible injuries,” Markle shared. “If you suffer from post-traumatic stress, it’s the thing that you can’t see. And if you can’t see it, it is just … brushed under the carpet.”
The couple, who share three-year-old son Archie and one-year-old daughter Lilibet, have openly shared about their mental health challenges, after giving up their royalty in 2020. Earlier, Prince Harry had shared on ‘The Me You Can’t See’ episode that going to therapy has enabled him to "take on anything."