“Crazy and hysterical…”: Meghan Markle spoke about her mental health problems and how Harry helped her

Meghan Markle opened up about her mental health in the recent episode of her hit Archetypes podcast, which can be heard on Spotify.

The actress said that when she began her relationship with Harry she was “forced to remain calm” and that this happens to many women, and expressed her discomfort when they called her “crazy” and “hysterical”.

Because several of the conditions associated with anxiety cause them to be described as “out of their minds and completely irrational”, and only because they are women.

Markle always has a guest on her show, and this time it was actress Constance Wu, who praised the Duchess for these words.

“The craziest thing would be to keep all this inside”, Meghan commented, and confessed that she would love to cry a lot, but that she is unable to do so: “I am conditioned to have another type of composure.”

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A panic attack in the supermarket

The Dukes of Sussex are very committed to giving visibility to mental health, and that is why Meghan said that Prince Harry motivated her to go to therapy when she was going through a very difficult stage.

“In my worst moment they put me in contact with someone. My husband found a person he could call,” he said.

“I called this woman. She didn’t even know that she was going to call him and she was paying at the supermarket, she heard the sound of the box. I introduced myself, she asked me who she was and I told her that she needed help. She was able to hear the terrible state she was in, “she confessed about her panic attack in the middle of the supermarket.

It is for this reason that the protagonist of Suits has encouraged her listeners to ask for help when they need it, people “get scared, stay quiet and repress it for a long time,” she said.

Meghan also admitted that this is also why they distanced themselves from the royal family: “I knew that if I didn’t say it, I would. And that was a constant thought, very clear and real and terrifying,” the interpreter told Oprah Winfrey in 2021.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an interview with Oprah
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an interview with Oprah