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The 34-year-old Duchess of Cambridge made her blogging debut on Wednesday, Feb. 17 by publishing a piece to raise awareness and understanding of children's mental health issues.
William, Kate, George and Charlotte in December 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Like most parents today, [Prince] William and I would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it. We hope to encourage [Prince] George and [Princess] Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older," Kate wrote.
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"We know there is no shame in a young child struggling with their emotions or suffering from a mental illness," she continued.
Kate in February after recoding a video for children's mental health week. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Shortly after I got married, I started working with charities helping those affected by issues such as addiction, family breakdown and vulnerable children," Kate continued in the post.
"It became clear to me that many children — even those younger than five — have to deal with complex problems without the emotional resilience, language or confidence to ask for help. And it was also clear that with mental health problems still being such a taboo, many adults are often too afraid to ask for help for the children in their care. It's time for this to change," she added.
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