Lady Gaga Is Fighting The Stigma Against Mental Health, One FaceTime Conversation with British Princes At a Time

Two kingdoms, both united to tackle mental health.

By Jessie Peterson Apr 18, 2017
via The Royal Family / Facebook
via The Royal Family / Facebook

Pop royalty meets a member of the actual British monarchy in a video posted by The Royal Family. Lady Gaga appeared with the Duke of Cambridge (aka Prince William) in a video from Heads Together, a campaign that partners with charities to tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness while raising awareness and providing help for those who struggle with mental health challenges. Heads Together according to their website aims “to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing."

Lady Gaga, an advocate of mental health recently penned sharing her story about being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on her Born This Way Foundation site. While the Duke, whose brother Prince Harry disclosed that he had sought counseling in order to process his grief over their mother’s death, told CALMzine that “for too long there has been a taboo,” regarding mental health.  “Attitudes are changing and this is being helped by high-profile people talking about their experience,” he continued. 

The Duke and Lady Gaga made plans to meet in London to discuss further how they can work together to continue their work with mental health with Gaga saying: "We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt we can to normalize mental health issues." Watch the video, which starts at 1:50, below.