The future queen of England would get psychological help for her children if they needed it. The Duchess of Cambridge says, "A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health." It is a cause close to her heart and she devotes time and energy as an advocate for children who need help.
Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, support a number of charities that promote emotional well-being for children.
The duchess wants to encourage parents to seek professional help for children who are suffering. "The stigma around mental health means that many children don't get the help that they so badly need." She hopes that by speaking out, other parents will not be embarrassed to seek help for their kids.
When a child experiences mental health problems, the whole family is affected. Attention deficit disorder, nightmares, eating disorders, inappropriate behavior and other issues all need intervention to prevent more serious consequences later in life, including dropping out, addiction and suicide. This is what Duchess Kate wants to avoid; she says:
"Getting early support for a child who is struggling to cope is the best possible thing we can do to help our children as they grow up."
Having a royal champion for such a cause carries a lot of weight, and not just in the United Kingdom. Kate's advocacy will have an impact by raising awareness on both sides of the Atlantic. Kate cares about the future and proves it by devoting herself to the future of children.
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