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As we approach October 10th, celebrated worldwide as World Mental Health Day, the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine would like to address the state of mental health in the modern workplace, which is the theme for this year’s observance. Because we spend such an enormous amount of our lives working, it is only inevitable that our mental illnesses stem from, or are exacerbated by, our jobs.
To this day, Prince George of the British Royal family reflects on the death of his mother in the Paris car crash of 1997. Often, he thinks of her and the sort of grandmother she would have been to his two children. George’s younger brother, Harry, is even more forthcoming about the toll that personal tragedy has taken on him over the years. After losing his mom at the age of 12, Prince Harry says he experienced an emotional numbing that later led to drug and alcohol abuse. At the age of 16, he briefly visited a rehabilitation center for heavy drinking of alcohol and smoking marijuana. It wasn’t until the age of 28 that Harry had the confidence to seek professional help.