Meghan Markle Revealed What Prince Harry Did When She Was "At Her Worst Point"
The Duchess gets honest about her mental health in her latest "Archetypes" podcast.
Meghan Markle has opened up about her mental health multiple times over the years. She first dove into her struggles during an interview during the Harry & Meghan: An Africa Journey documentary, where she revealed that not many people had asked her how she was doing. She later went on to detail some of her lowest moments during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, revealing that at one point, she told her husband that she wanted to die. On the latest episode of her Spotify podcast Archetypes, Meghan opens up about what her husband did when she was "at her worst point" and what triggered her mental health struggle.
In the latest episode of Archetypes titled The Decoding of Crazy, she has an "in-depth and vulnerable conversation" with Indian actress Deepika Padukone, American comedian Jenny Slate, and American actress Constance Wu about how calling women crazy can negatively impact their mental health.
"Raise your hand if you've ever been called crazy or hysterical, or what about nuts? Insane out of your mind, completely irrational, okay? You get the point," she says. "Now, if we were all in the same room and could see each other, I think it would be pretty easy to see. Just how many of us have our hands up? By the way, me too. And it's no wonder when you consider just how prevalent these labels are in our culture."
She goes on to give a few examples of the misuse of the term, starting with the shows How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs, explaining how using the term "crazy" is used to "diminish women's credibility." She then explained how she was called "crazy" and "hysterical," which led her to her "worst point" in life.
While talking with Deepika, Meghan described how her husband Prince Harry found her a referral to a mental health professional when she was at her "worst point." She said, "I mean, I think at my worst point, being finally connected to someone that, you know, my husband had found a referral for me to call. And I called this woman."
"She didn't know I was even calling her. And she was checking out at the grocery store. I could hear the little beep, beep, and I was like, 'Hi,' and I'm introducing myself and that you can literally you're going, wait, sorry. I'm just. Who is this? Um, and saying I need help. And she could hear the dire state that I was in," she said. "But I think it's for all of us to be really honest about what it is that you need and to not be afraid to make peace with that, to ask for it."