Prince William Just Shared an Emotional Message During His Return to Royal Duties

Princess Kate cosigned the powerful statement.

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Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince William is back to work in full force. Not only is he set to make an appearance at food redistribution charity Supper tomorrow, but he shared a heartfelt message today in partnership with Suicide Bereavement U.K. The news comes as William slowly returns to a more regular schedule in the wake of his wife Kate Middleton's cancer diagnosis and treatment. After the Princess of Wales shared her cancer diagnosis on Mar. 22, William took a step back from his usual duties to spend time with his children and family.

People reports that William penned a message for Suicide Bereavement U.K.'s At Your Side guides, a resource for veterans and veterans' families who have been affected by suicide. Various resources were commissioned by the National Health Service of England, the publication notes, and William offered words of support. He served in the armed forces as an air ambulance pilot from July 2015 to 2017 after he finished training as a helicopter pilot in the RAF Search and Rescue Force in 2010.

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William's message echoed a meaningful and powerful passage in Kate's cancer announcement. "Please know that you are not alone," he wrote. Kate's message was almost identical when she said that she was standing with "all those whose lives have been affected by cancer and "you are not alone."

Prince William's foreword reads: "At times of national and international crisis, we look to our Armed Forces to provide help, support, and stability. Members of our Armed Forces never shy away from a challenge — harnessing their skills and working together to help others. But in times of great challenge, it can be tempting to hide one's own needs."

"Few of us will go through our lives without experiencing the loss of someone we love. Thankfully, suicide is rare within the Armed Forces community, but for those bereaved by suicide, this loss can be a complex and long-term experience."

"Often, the stigma surrounding suicide can prevent those affected from speaking out and seeking help. I hope this guide will act as a vital source of guidance and support, helping those who are impacted by suicide to process their loss during what can be dark days of grief"

"There is no time limit to processing grief, but Catherine and I have met many bereaved families over the years and know the power that comes from sharing experiences, even in the most tragic of circumstances," the prince finished.

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Samir Hussein/WireImage

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Mental health has been a key focus of The Royal Foundation, the charity arm of Prince William and Princess Kate’s nonprofits. With Prince Harry, the royal family established Heads Together in 2016, bringing a focus to mental health and encouraging individuals to be more open about it.

Back in March, Prince William paid a private visit to the regiment at Combermere Barracks. During his time with the troops, he saw firsthand the positive impact of the Welsh Guards’ physical and mental rehabilitation programs. William is an honorary colonel of the Welsh Guards.

If a person you love says that they are considering suicide, take them seriously, stay with them in a safe environment, and call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255).

If you're in crisis, call the hotline or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741, call 911, or go to your nearest hospital.

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