LONDON -- Mother Monster and the Duke of Cambridge are joining forces to fight against the stigma of mental illness.
Prince William has brought Lady Gaga onboard in his efforts to persuade people to be more open about their mental health and crush the taboo associated with the issue.
The heir to the throne released a video on Tuesday in which he speaks with the pop superstar in a FaceTime call from his home in London to her home in Los Angeles. Gaga seemed to affect a slight British accent as well as she talked about her struggle with depression and anxiety.
William says it is “time that everyone speaks up and really feels very normal about mental health. It’s the same as physical health.”
Lady Gaga says that talking more openly about mental health would allow people to feel like “we are not hiding anymore.”
William, his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry have made mental health a focus of their charitable work.