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COMMENT: Have Asians Taken Over From The British in the Stiff Upper Lip Stakes?

Speaking up: Prince William (left) and his brother, Prince Harry, are seeking to remove the stigma around mental health

By: Rithika Siddhartha

By Dr Raj Persaud Consultant Psychiatrist PRINCE William has grabbed the headlines this week by pointing out that the traditional British “stiff upper lip”, a response of reserve and manfully pressing on no matter how terrible you feel, the infamous “mustn’t grumble” approach to life… can damage your health. His comments follow from his brother, Prince Harry’s frank admissions surrounding mental health difficulties which had been bottled up for two decades following the trauma of coping with the death of his mother, Princess Diana. While losing a parent in any circumstances, such as divorce or separation, is widely understood to…

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