“Are you okay?” asks Meghan Markle following miscarriage

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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, shares an emotional essay talking on her recent miscarriage. She talks the “almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few.”

In an extremely candid op-ed for the New York Times, Meghan reveals how she and husband suffered unbearable grief following a miscarriage in July.

Meghan talks about how the year has brought many of us to our breaking points, with people around the world losing loved ones every day. What she asks us is that we come together at this time of year and ask a simple question. Are you okay?

Meghan has been subject to much media hatred in the past, and no matter how emotionally honest her essay was, she was still met with divided media response.

On the one hand, people are praising the Duchess for finding the strength to open up about this difficult experience.

However, the other side of the media has managed the make it’s way through all of the positive comments, questioning why the Duchess chose to share her news in such a public way.

 

Regardless of the media reaction, Meghan has shared her story in the hopes that it will resonate with people in some way.

“We are adjusting to a new normal where faces are concealed by masks, but it’s forcing us to look into one another’s eyes — sometimes filled with warmth, other times with tears. For the first time, in a long time, as human beings, we are really seeing one another.

Are we OK?

We will be.”

In terms of Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, and any of the tragedies we have experienced this year – it is important to ask the people around you if they are okay. Because sometimes, even if what they show on the outside tells us they’re okay, they may not be.

More on Mental Health:

For information on how to protect your mental health, visit the NHS web page to access the range of mental health charities and organisations.

Words: Arwa Nadeem | Subbing: Bethan Adams

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