Prince Harry’s wife opened up at the Project Healthy Minds’ World Mental Health Day Festival in New York City. Meghan Markle, who sat on the panel, shared how social media has changed the world and its role in the heightened mental toll on children.
Meghan, whose Archewell Foundation has been working with parents who lost children due to mental health challenges connected to social media use since 2020, noted that although her children are young, she dreads raising them in the future of the digital age.
” I will say I feel fortunate that our children are at an age, again quite young, so this isn’t in our immediate future, but I also feel frightened at how it’s continuing to change, and this will be in front of us,” the 42-year-old revealed. “Everyone is affected by the online world and social media. We all just want to feel safe. I’m confident that with more ears, awareness and visibility of what is really happening, we can make some significant change together.”
Her husband, who co-founded the Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry, shared her outlook on raising their kids in the limelight. He added that the strategy for tackling the impending menace was to “turn pain into purpose.”
Delving deeper at the mental health summit to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10 about their foundation, Prince Harry revealed, “The priority here is to again turn pain into purpose and provide as much support as well as a spotlight and a platform for these parents to come together, to heal, to grieve and to also collectively focus on solutions so that no other family anywhere has to go through what they’ve been through.”