Meghan Markle’s Brave Interview With Oprah Sheds Light On A Silent Epidemic

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Meghan Markle’s Brave Interview With Oprah Sheds Light On A Silent Epidemic

The former Duchess of Sussex opened up about her mental health in her raw interview with Oprah.

On Sunday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s exclusive interview with Oprah aired on CBS. The highly-anticipated two-hour-long exchange had several unexpected revelations, including concerns over their baby’s skin color, their current relationship with the family and the controlling environment. Markle candidly discusses how the racism and oppressive lifestyle she experienced during her time in the Royal Family led to the breakdown of her mental health.

In the interview, Markle reveals to millions of viewers that she had suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie. “Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it,” she said to Oprah. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”

She continues by explaining how she took bold steps to get the help she needed saying, “I went to the institution and said that I needed to go somewhere to get help…and they said I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.”

While the interview has expectedly received varying responses, friends and fans have taken to social media to show their support and admiration for her bravery in opening up about mental health and sharing the struggles that come with being a Black woman. For many watching out there, the interview undoubtedly shed light on a quiet issue many are struggling with and may have given viewers the courage to speak up or ask for help.

If you or anyone you know is considering suicide call 1-800-273-8255.



Serena Williams was amongst those praising the former actresses’ interview.

Stream the full interview on CBS.com.

Featured Image: Screenshot via CBS Youtube

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