The Duchess of Cambridge

ROYAL WRITER: The Duchess of Cambridge has written a blog for The Huffington Post on children’s mental health, part of her role as guest editor at the online publication. She also made a rare public speech last year addressing the issue, took part in two videos pertaining to the subject and is a royal patron of Place2Be, a charity that provides counseling to kids.

The 622-word post is called, “Let’s Make a Difference for an Entire Generation of Young Children.” The young royal also launched Young Minds Matter, a series of articles on the site that address children’s mental-health issues.

“In the series of articles we have commissioned, you will be introduced to some extraordinary people and organizations,” the duchess wrote. “You will hear from a recently bereaved wife, confronting the reality that the depression that led to her husband’s suicide was with him as a ten-year-old boy. You will hear from people who have fought back from their own serious illness to lead a change in the way we speak to children about their feelings and challenges. You will meet some of the extraordinary researchers who are asking important questions about the mental health of young people, and are getting answers that will be of real benefit to all parents and teachers.”

The duchess is working on a variety of mental-health fronts: On Wednesday, Kensington Palace announced that she has been made a patron of the Anna Freud Centre, a British mental-health charity.

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