A Royal Opinion

Kathy Crosby
2 min readJan 13
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Mr. Sussex needs help. Inpatient mental health therapy support. The trajectory he is on can only end in tragedy, and that would be a calamity on so many levels.

His documentary, his book, and his interviews have only made me sad. His manic behavior from charming to angry to bitter to whatever are worrisome at best. Even if you don’t care about the royals or pop culture, it is difficult to watch someone so frantic for attention.

Take a look at some of these definitions from https://www.verywellhealth.com/manic-episode-5235280 regarding manic episode symptoms (parentheses are writer's comments):

A hallmark of mania is feelings of euphoria or elevated mood. (Harry is now a pop star, getting huge amounts of attention, and is finally getting the recognition he feels he deserves.)

During mania, an individual may feel an inflated sense of self-importance or exaggerated self-confidence. They may feel they are particularly powerful or talented. (Throwing people under the bus are not talents and only have the power to attract people’s attention for a limited amount of time.)

Irritability and hostility associated with mania can accompany anger, impatience, and aggressive behavior. (If you’ve followed the recent events, you understand this — in spades).

Suicidal thoughts are common. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people with bipolar disorder dies by suicide.

This is why I am worried about the outcome of all this. How far will this man go to get attention? Will the repercussions of his actions put him into a corner he see’s no escape from? Did you know that men in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s are those at highest risk for suicide, and that about 3000 men between the ages of 30–60 take their lives each year? Are you aware that Harry’s spin on his tally of kills when he was in the army is that he is trying to prevent Veteran suicides? (All well and a good cause, but is this a public cry for help?)

I truly hope that the attention the royals are getting right now soon fades into memory and only comes up in conversation rarely (much like the death of Harry’s mother a little over 25 years ago). I really do wish the Sussex’s well. I am not attempting to diagnose Harry, I am simply sharing my observations and past experience. In the meantime, someone please help this young man. If you see someone exhibiting the same mannerisms Harry is currently projecting, please get them professional assistance.

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Kathy Crosby

Kathy Crosby is a full time creative, vlogger, entertainer. musical educator and advocate. https://www.phoenixhousepublishing.org