Kathy Gyngell on Prince Harry’s revelations about his mental health issues

I consider stoicism to be one of the finer male-typical attributes – and without it, the male suicide rate would surely be even higher – so I’ve felt ambivalent about the recent decision of Prince Harry to reveal publicly something about the mental health issues he suffered 20+ years after the death of his mother, which occurred when he was just 12. Media coverage of the matter has been overwhelmingly supportive of his decision to ‘go public’, so I was interested to read a piece by Kathy Gyngell, articulating a different viewpoint with humanity and insight.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Lawrence Newman

    Couldn’t agree more, Mike. Being sad that your mum died is normal and healthy. These ‘ progressives ‘ want us to emote 24/7. It’s counterproductive and unhealthy, especially for men, and I say that as a man with many years of being depressed. Talking to so-called mental health experts achieved nothing other than adding to the demand for professional head nodders.

    I am ‘mentally ill’ because I’m haunted by the reality of having my erogenous organ chopped off by the NHS without my consent, which results in anger and agitation on a daily basis. This is a real problem because it’s not normal to sexually suppress people via ancient blood sacrifices, and it’s not even legal. But it’ll be a cold day in Hell when the media talk about this rather than trivialities like Harry being STOP PRESS sad at his mother’s passing.

    It’s extraordinary that you and other anti-MGM activists are never covered by the mainstream media when you’re protesting such barbaric child abuse but they’ll spend a week or more waxing lyrical about James Hewitt’s son admitting he’s sad about his mum dying 20 years ago.

    I’m sure Guardianistas, luvvies, the BBC and Labour are already claiming that the NHS needs another 20 billion pounds to pay ‘experts’ to sit and nod their heads and offer tissues while every Tom, Dick and Harry talk at length about how sad they are about mum dying.


  • Peter L

    Mixed bag. On balance probably not a bad idea at all, though seriously wonder about how far you can go with emoting……surely the best thing is to have a good balance. Thought the two Royal lads and Kate were kind and understanding people.