Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Encourage Followers to Become Remote Counselors During Quarantines

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took to Instagram on Friday to share resources for people struggling with quarantines and to encourage fans to give back.

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  • On Friday, in the midst of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) shared an important message with their followers on Instagram.
  • The royal couple shared resources for people who might be struggling with quarantine and self-isolation on their Sussex Royal Instagram (opens in new tab).
  • They also encouraged fans to considering training digitally to become counselors during the crisis and to volunteer their time to help others.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are encouraging their fans and followers to do good during the coronavirus pandemic.

The royal couple took to Instagram on Friday to share words of support as well as resources for people who may be struggling during quarantines and self-isolations. They also encouraged their followers to consider training digitally to become counselors and to volunteer their time to help others in need.

Read the Sussexes' (opens in new tab) full message below:

With everything going on, it’s a lot to take in. Many of us may feel confused. Or alone, or anxious or scared...and in isolation, some of us may just feel bored, or that you don’t know what to do with yourself without your normal routine. It’s perfectly normal to be feeling any of these things.

Our emotional well-being is challenged everyday whether we realise it or not, but our lives are usually filled with distractions. Now with constantly changing COVID coverage, we are all adjusting to this new normal and the feelings that come with it.

But here’s the good thing (because right now we need to hear good things, right?): Yes, there is isolation and physical distancing, but there doesn’t have to be loneliness.

There are resources that can help us all through this process, and ways that YOU can become one of those resources. 
@crisistextline @giveusashoutinsta @kidshelpphone and CTL Ireland are organisations that need new volunteers now more than ever and have an open door for you to get the support you need.


- If you’re home and feeling bored, you can digitally train to be a counselor and HELP someone who really needs your support! What an amazing way to use this time

- If you feel alone, overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious, you can text one of these lines and talk it through.

- If you are in an abusive relationship and now find yourself in isolation with your abuser, these counselors are there for you. You do not need to suffer in silence.

And for those of you who don’t feel comfortable texting with a stranger, reach out to your friends, family and colleagues. Phone calls and video conferencing are such a great way to feel more connected - ask if they’re okay, tell them how you’re (actually) feeling, and use this time to really listen for the answer.

If there is someone you know and are worried about, your text may be the thing that saves their life.

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