- Meghan Markle opened up about mental health in a new episode of the ‘Archetypes’ podcast for Spotify.
- Meghan said Prince Harry found her a professional to talk to when she was at her worst.
- Meghan also spoke to Deepika Padukone, Jenny Slate and Constance Wu in the episode.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, opened up about her experience finding a mental health specialist in the latest episode of the ‘Archetypes’ podcast on Spotify.
The episode, titled “The Decoding of Crazy with Deepika Padukone, Jenny Slate, and Constance Wu,” aired Tuesday and is the series’ “heaviest and most hopeful episode” to date, according to a Spotify press release sent to Insider. .
The episode includes a trigger warning as Meghan and her guests talk about mental health and how sharing their experiences publicly can help others with similar struggles.
Constance Wu, an actress and author, spoke to Meghan about her personal experiences with mental health, including a suicide attempt three years ago, after receiving backlash for her since-deleted tweets in which she expressed her frustration with renewal of her TV series “Fresh Off the Boat”. .
In the past he had spoken about the reactions to one statement shared on Twitter in July, where she wrote that the “scary moment” made her reevaluate a lot in her life and put her career on hold for the past three years to focus on her mental health.
Wu said on the podcast that she received a Twitter DM from another actress that “shamed” her, even though she didn’t know the circumstances behind Wu’s decision to tweet.
“I don’t think he’s a horrible person. I think the internet does that to you, because you can’t see the person going through something,” Wu said. He added that while he hasn’t reconnected with the unnamed actress, he does forgive her.
“I’d probably get emotional if I saw her, but I think I could really stand up well,” Wu said.
Wu shares more details about these issues in her memoir, “Making a Scene,” released Oct. 3.
Later in the episode, Meghan opened up about her experiences and opened up to Deepika Padukone about what it was like to get help from a mental health professional.
“At my worst point, when I finally connected with someone, my husband had found a referral for me to call, and I called this woman, she didn’t even know I was calling her,” Megan said.
“He was in the grocery store, I could hear the little ‘beep beep,'” he said. “I was like, ‘Hi,’ and I was introducing myself, and I literally heard her say, ‘Wait, I’m sorry. Who is this;”
“He could hear the plight I was in,” Megan said of the experience. “I think it’s up to all of us to be really honest about what you need and not be afraid to make peace with it, to ask for it.”
This isn’t the first time Meghan has spoken out about her struggles with mental health. In her interview with Oprah Winfrey in March last year, the duchess said she had suicidal thoughts because of the damaging coverage she received from the British tabloids during her time as king.
“I was embarrassed to say it at the time and I was embarrassed to admit it to Harry. But I knew if I didn’t say it – then I would,” Meghan told Winfrey at the time.
“I just didn’t want to live anymore,” she said.
The show notes of the podcast episode have a link to Project Healthy Minds, the website of a non-profit organization that has partnered with Harry and Meghan’s charity Archewell to promote various mental health resources for those in need.
Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Constance Wu did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.