Meghan Markle's best friend Jessica Mulroney speaks on mental health
Meghan Markle’s BFF Jessica Mulroney says ‘reframing an experience can keep you alive’ in cryptic Instagram post after Prince Harry spoke of ‘genetic pain and suffering’ in royal family
- Jessica Mulroney, 41, has said ‘reframing an experience can keep you alive’
- Stylist said while ‘putting on a brave face is expected’ it is ‘okay to be honest’
- Comes after she spoke out in support of the Duchess ahead of Oprah interview
- Stylist said no one has ever dealt with ‘the pressure and politics’ like Meghan
- Last August she was involved in a bitter race row over a Black Lives Matter post
- Was accused of using her ‘white privilege’ against black social media influencer
Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney has said ‘reframing an experience can keep you alive’ in a cryptic Instagram post shortly after Prince Harry spoke of his ‘genetic pain and suffering’ during royal life.
The Canadian stylist, 41, from Toronto, shared a post online with her 400k followers yesterday, writing: ‘People who truly understand depression, anxiety and many other mental health issues are stuck. Putting on a brave face is what’s expected. However, you can be honest about not feeling okay.’
Jessica, who became friends with Meghan during her time filming Suits in Toronto, also shared a paragraph which read: ‘Some people think it is dangerous to tell people going through bad mental health that things will change. I’d just like to say I find it far more dangerous to tell someone things wont.
‘Perspective doesn’t make conditions evaporate. But reframing an experience can keep you alive.’
It comes days after Prince Harry called royal life ‘a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo’ and said he quit last year to put his family and mental health ‘first’ during an appearance on a US mental health podcast.
Meghan Markle’s best friend Jessica Mulroney has said ‘reframing an experience can keep you alive’ in a cryptic Instagram post shortly after Prince Harry spoke of his mental health struggles while in the royal family
The stylist, 41, from Toronto, encouraged her followers not to put on a ‘brave face’ and instead ‘be honest about not feeling okay’
Meanwhile Jessica also tagged mental health advocate and author Matt Haig – who was featured in Meghan’s guest edit of British Vogue – in the post.
Meghan has previously revealed that she ‘loves’ Matt Haig’s best-selling novel Notes on a Nervous Planet, which deals with how technological advances and social media can exacerbate underlying mental health issues.
Earlier this year, Jessica spoke out in support of the royal ahead of the explosive Oprah interview.
She said no one ‘has ever had to deal with the pressure, the politics and the press’ like Meghan in an Instagram post.
Jessica’s latest comments came as palace insiders hit back at Prince Harry’s ‘unhelpful’ podcast swipe at his father for ‘treating me the way he was treated’ and inflicting ‘genetic pain and suffering’ before he fled to Los Angeles
Uploading a photo of the pair of them, she added: ‘In the face of it all, I have never seen her waver from kindness, empathy and love.’
It was reported last year that the Duchess had cut ties with Mulroney after influencer Sasha Exeter accused the stylist of ‘threatening her livelihood’ when she posted a Black Lives Matter call-to-action on Instagram.
Meghan remained silent when the Canadian fashion stylist was accused of ‘racist bullying’ and abusing her ‘white privilege’ to threaten the career of a black social media influencer.
Sasha Exeter alleged that Mrs Mulroney ‘took personal offence’ when she asked bloggers to use their platform to advance the Black Lives Matter movement and that private messages between the pair had left her ‘paralysed with fear’.
It comes after the Canadian fashion stylist, 41, said no one ‘has ever had to deal with the pressure, the politics and the press’ like Meghan in an Instagram post ahead of the Oprah interview
Mulroney later faced accusations that she had used Meghan as her ‘superpower,’ though denied this was the case and refused to speak about the Duchess in interviews.
A source had claimed their friendship is no longer ‘what it once was,’ adding this was not due to the fall-out with Exeter, but because they have ‘just grown apart.’
However, Mulroney told Page Six in November that she and Meghan are ‘constantly’ in touch via FaceTime.
The stylist assisted Meghan in choosing a wedding dress for the actress’ Suits character, Rachel Zane, in 2015.
The pair have been close friends for years, with Mulroney’s daughter, Ivy, appearing in the Royal Wedding as a bridesmaid. Her two sons, Brian and John, were page boys.
It was claimed in August that the Duchess of Sussex was reported to have cut ties with Jessica after black influencer Sasha Exeter (left) accused her of ‘threatening her livelihood’ after ‘taking offence’ at a Black Lives Matter video posted by the online star
Jessica’s latest comments came as palace insiders hit back at Prince Harry’s ‘unhelpful’ podcast swipe at his father for ‘treating me the way he was treated’ and inflicting ‘genetic pain and suffering’ before he fled to Los Angeles.
A source said: ‘They appear to be making careers of talking about their previous ones. It is not helpful.’ Insiders also noted ‘nothing ever appears to be their own fault’.
Prince Harry blasted Prince Charles’ parenting as he poured his heart out to a US mental health podcast and said he moved to California with his family to ‘break the cycle’ of ‘pain’ he suffered as a member of the Royal Family.
The Duke admitted he wanted to quit The Firm in his ‘early 20s’ due to ‘what it did to my mum’ and said Meghan Markle encouraged him to have therapy and had herself now concluded: ‘You don’t need to be a princess’.
Prince Harry blasted Prince Charles’ parenting as he poured his heart out to a US mental health podcast and said he moved to California with his family to ‘break the cycle’ of ‘pain’ he suffered as a member of the Royal Family
His extraordinary attack on the Royal Family, two months after accusing them of racism towards his son Archie, two, came as he appeared on Dax Shepard’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast in another big Hollywood moment.
The show promoted his Apple TV+ mental health series with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See, which premieres next Friday – and it was also promoted in a tweet by Dax.
Harry, who is expecting a daughter with Meghan this summer, suggested Charles had ‘suffered’ because of his upbringing by the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Prince of Wales had ‘treated me the way he was treated’, calling it ‘genetic pain’.
During the wide-ranging interview lasting 90 minutes, Harry – who appears to have developed an American twang to his British accent since leaving the UK – said: ‘I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
‘It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.’
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