Prince William
Prince William opened up about the importance of mental health at This Can Happen conference. Pictured: Prince William speaks on stage during a panel discussion at the inaugural 'This Can Happen' conference on November 20, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Kristy Wigglesworth-WPA Pool

Prince William recently shared a traumatic incident while working for Air Ambulance.

During the recent “This Can Happen” conference in London, the dad of three said that one incident took him over the edge after he had his own kids.

“Talking was really important, but even that wasn’t quite enough for one particular incident for me. I worked several times on my very traumatic jobs involving children, and after I had my own children I think the relationship between the job and the personal life was what really took me over the edge, and I started feeling things that I have never felt before, and I got very sad and very down about this particular family,” he said (via Daily Mail).

Prince William was talking about the times he saw children get hurt in car accidents and the impact these accidents had on him. But luckily for the second in line to the throne, talking to his colleagues allowed Prince William to come to terms with the enormous sadness of what happened.

“We spend a vast amount of our time at work. There should be a much more open, supportive, and compassionate working environment to deal with those sorts of problems. There’s still a stigma about mental health. We are chipping away at it but that wall needs to be smashed down,” he said (via Fox News).

“The only place you can talk about it is at work. And if you don’t necessarily have the right tools or the right environment at work, you can see why things can snowball and get quite bad. We all have mental health. Just as we look after our physical health, we look after our mental health,” he said.

“This Can Happen” was created by Zoe Sinclair of Employees Matter with the help of Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn. The conference brought together hundreds of delegates from the UK and further afield to share the best practices in various fields.