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Duchess of Cambridge Place2Be Charity Video Message

Kate Middleton Records a Rare Video Message

We rarely get to see the Duchess of Cambridge speak at length on camera, but when we do, it's always with an important cause in mind. To mark the beginning of Children's Mental Health Week in the UK, Kate recorded a message on behalf of herself and Prince William for the charity Place2Be. In the video, Kate, who is patron of the charity, discusses the importance of awareness and help for children struggling to cope with issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and self-harm.

Kate calls for a change to the stigma associated with mental illness and suggests that helping a child suffering from emotional difficulties should be no different than helping a child with a broken arm. "We need to help young people and their parents understand that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help," she explains. You can find out more about Children's Mental Health Week on Place2Be's website.

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