During a podcast on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Meghan Markle confided as rarely she did about the online harassment she experienced, especially in 2019. An intervention during which she wished to help those who are harassed like her.
Online harassment can lead to disastrous psychological damage … Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, knows it well. With her husband, prince harry, they took part in a podcast on Saturday on the occasion of world mental health day, hosted by three teenagers in California and titled “Teenager Therapy”. It must be said that this is a cause that is particularly close to their hearts, since little Archie’s mother suffered constant harassment in 2019, across the world. They already had talked about their psychological distress last year, but this time they did it to help others who would be victims of the same evil as them. ” I can speak about it personally because what I was told that in 2019 i was the most trolled person in the whole world “, Began Meghan Markle, in reference to the online harassment that she has collected since her marriage to the Prince. ” Yet for eight months of that year, I didn’t even show myself. I was on maternity leave, or with my baby. But despite that, we were able to manufacture things. And it’s almost insurmountable », She added with emotion.
“It can only hurt”
The Duchess, often mocked, trolled, insulted or threatened on the Internet had many things to say: ” And it’s so huge you can’t even know what it feels like, because it doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 25, if people say things about you that are not true it can only hurt your sanity », She detailed. ” Being able to talk to people and understand that even though our experience is unique to us (and obviously can seem very different from what people go through on a daily basis) it is still a human experience and it is universal. », She concluded. During the podcast, Prince Harry also spoke: “ Meghan talks about her experience on a global scale, but if you are a young girl or a young boy in school this is your world, and if you are attacked, harassed or made fun of online … it is exactly the same “, He said directly to the young people who listen to him. ” It’s very easy to get caught and stuck in a downward spiral, but we all have a choice to try to let go of the negativity in our lives ».
Thus, Prince Harry explains having voluntarily chosen not to watch or read the reviews on him and his wife: ” I made the choice not to read or see and to get away from it all, to focus on the positive and optimistic side. What I have seen in recent years are people hiding behind nicknames online. They say things that no one would say in front of the person », He continued. And to keep away from these negative elements, he embarked on… meditation. For her part, Meghan Markle confided to go ” very good Since its installation in the United States.