Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Prince Harry Regrets Not Opening Up About Diana’s Death For So Long
“For people to turn around and go ‘Oh, you’re in that position,
therefore you’re fine’ is a completely ridiculous suggestion.”
But that willingness to talk about her in the years following her death in 1997
did not always come so easily ― at least, not for Harry, and
not when it came to talking about how her death affected him.
The younger royal hosted a barbecue at Kensington Palace Sunday
for athletes who have struggled with mental health issues,
and the BBC reports he also opened up about struggles of his own.
“You know, I really regret not ever talking about it,”
Harry told a group of attendees,
suggesting that he didn’t start addressing his own mental health
until three years ago.
Among those present was Rio Ferdinand,
a former professional soccer player and father of three whose wife died in 2015.
Ferdinand explained to the BBC how helpful it was
to hear the prince chat about his own experience losing a parent.
“He’s gone through many stages in his life that my kids are going to be going towards.
So to get some of his experiences is very,
very rewarding for me and very educational in many ways
for me in knowing what to expect from my children going forward,” said Ferdinand.
The event was held in an effort to educate and inform people that no one,
regardless of status, occupation, wealth or otherwise,
is immune to struggling with depression or other mental health challenges.
“Everyone can suffer, everyone’s got a different story,
everyone’s got a different reason,”
Harry said, adding,
“for people to turn around and go
‘Oh, you’re in that position, therefore you’re fine,’
is a completely ridiculous suggestion.”
As he has done alongside his brother and sister-in-law,
the Duchess of Cambridge,
Prince Harry continues his hard work toward
de-stigmatizing mental health struggles.
Dr. Ed Tronick, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard University, has found in his research that even the best parents, the ones who form secure relationships with their kids, only get it right about 30 percent of the time.
The way we experienced relationships in our very early lives creates an “internal working model” for how we view relationships throughout our lives. In other words, our past relationships affect everything from who we choose as a partner to how we are likely to interact with them and what behavior we will illicit from them. Our early relationships provide a template for how relationships go; can I depend on others? Will they sooth me when I need it? Will they see me for who I really am?
Their parent may have been available and attuned some of the time, and then all of a sudden they’d be neglectful or rejecting. The parents may even become emotionally hungry at times, attempting to get their own needs met by their child. As a result, these people may grow up feeling desperate, insecure and clingy toward a romantic partner.
Allowing our past to consume us emotionally doesn’t work but neither does burying the past and pretending like it doesn’t affect us.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
'There is no end to grief': Bono leaves tribute with his own heartfelt song lyrics written in a note to Nice victims after he had to be rescued by anti-terrorist police during massacre
- Bono, 56, returned to the scene where at least 84 people died in Nice
- Truck terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, drove a lorry into crowds
- He killed 10 children and Bono was caught up in the massacre on July 14
- The U2 rock star left flowers and a note to pay his respects to the victims
PUBLISHED: 17:18, 23 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:01, 24 July 2016
Rock star Bono today left flowers and an emotional message at the scene where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people after driving a 19-tonne lorry down the famous Nice promenade.
The U2 lead singer, 56, was caught up in the terror attack and had to be rescued from a nearby restaurant by anti-terrorist police.
And he today wrote a poignant message saying that 'there is no end to grief' - lyrics used on the band's track California (There Is No End To Love).
The signer-songwriter was on the terrace of 'La Petite Maison', close to where the Bouhlel, 31, drove his hired lorry into crowds enjoying a firework display while celebrating Bastille Day.
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Bono, 56, looked emotional after he laid a bouquet of flowers at the scene where at least 84 people were killed by truck terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel
Bono knelt down as he laid the flowers - alongside an emotional message - as he paid his respects to the people that lost their lives last Thursday
The rock star wrote: 'There is no end to grief. That's how I know there is no end to love' and signed it 'Bono'
After the atrocity, Bono tweeted a message of support to the victims of the massacre and he was today photographed laying flowers to pay his respects.
A minute's silence was today held on the Promenade des Anglais, the famous seafront where helpless revellers - including 10 children - were hit by the terrorist's lorry.
The famous singer-songwriter laid flowers and wrote a poignant message on a piece of card.
He wrote: 'There is no end to grief that's how I know there is no end to love. Bono. With respect for lives lost here on 14/7/16.'
Bono's emotional message is similar to some of his own lyrics and his visit to the promenade comes after the band tweeted their support for the victims and the people of Nice.
After Bouhlel drove a hired lorry into crowds enjoying a holiday firework display Bono and other diners were gripped by fear.
Anne-Laure Rubi, the owner of the upmarket restaurant - which is popular with a number of celebrities - said: 'Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting. It was a silent panic - it was extraordinary.'
Ms Rubi told La Parisienne magazine that 'by reflex' she grabbed the arm of Christian Estrosi, the former Nice Mayor, who was sitting close to Bono.
She said: 'He was on the phone. He didn't want to say much. I think he was just learning about the attack'.
Trucker terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed at least 84 people - including 10 children - after driving a lorry into a Bastille Day crowd
The lorry (pictured) was covered in bullet holes when it finally stopped at one end of the famous Nice promenade
The 56-year-old U2 lead singer was on the terrace of 'La Petite Maison' (pictured), next to the seafront in the French city when mass murderer Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel struck
Ms Rubi's staff pulled down the shutters, and instructed everybody to hide and remain calm, until the all clear was given.
Bono owns a home in the nearby town of Eze, and had been relaxing with friends when the atrocity started at around 10.30pm last Thursday.
As the slaughter on the Promenade des Anglais became clear, the star was eventually rescued by armed officers who led him to the nearby Massena square.
Another diner said: 'It took around half an hour for the police to get us out. Like everybody else, Bono had to put his hands on his head, and was told to remain calm.
'The police were clearly very worried that terrorists might still be at large, and everybody was under suspicion.'
Bouhlel was eventually killed by police at 11pm after driving 1.1 miles down the crowded promenade in Nice
There were fears at the time that the nearby Meridien Hotel might be under siege, and that bombs were set to explode.
Also in the restaurant was Eric Dupont-Moretti, the lawyer of Real Madrid footballer Karim Benzema, and the restaurateur Alain Ducasse.
It was the second time that Bono has found himself close to a major terrorist attack in France.
Last November he and his band were rehearsing for a concert in Paris, when Islamic State operatives attacked the nearby Bataclan theatre, killing 89 people.
Rather than leave the French capital, the four U2 members made their way to the Bataclan the next morning, and paid homage to the deceased.
IRA and Irish unionist terrorism is a constant theme in the music of Bono, who as a boy was a first hand witness to the Dublin and Monaghan bombings which killed 33 in 1974.