Heads Together used its platform to voice support of Black Lives Matter. The mental health charity founded by Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry (and that Meghan Markle has worked with since joining the royal family) participated in Blackout Tuesday earlier this week.
The organization shared a black square, overlaid with information about how to reach its mental health helplines, which are available over the phone, over text, and online. "Heads Together stands with the black community. Today and every day," read the comment. " This is a reminder to all that your mental health matters, and our charity partners are there for you if you need support. If you or someone you know is feeling distressed, overwhelmed, anxious or panicked, talking can help." After reiterating how to reach its resources, it concluded, "Black Lives Matter. Today and every day."
Heads Together stands with the black community. Today and every day. This is a reminder to all that your mental health matters, and our charity partners are there for you if you need support. If you or someone you know is feeling distressed, overwhelmed, anxious or panicked, talking can help. 📲 Text @giveusashoutinsta on 85258 for free and confidential 24/7 support 💻 Visit @themixuk for webchat, group chats, discussions boards and more 📞 Call @calmzone between 17:00 - midnight any day to talk about what you're going through. Visit www.headstogether.org.uk/get-support for more from our other partners. Black Lives Matter. Today and every day. #blackouttuesday
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Other royal-affiliated organizations, like the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and the Diana Award (a charity for youth founded in Princess Diana's memory) have also shared their support for Black Lives Matter. However, to date, the only royal who has shared a personal message about the movement is Meghan. The Duchess delivered a virtual commencement address to her former high school, Immaculate Heart High School, and spoke about current events, as well as her memories of the 1992 L.A. riots following the death of Rodney King.
"I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart, and I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing," she said. "Because George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered." Watch her full address below.
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