Duchess Kate's brother describes 'crippling' depression

James Middleton spoke to Tatler magazine about the pressure he has faced since being thrust into the spotlight as Kate's brother.
2:29 | 06/25/19

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We're going to turn now to a new headline about Kate Middleton's brother James revealing the pressure he has faced thrust into the spotlight when his sister first started dating prince William back in 2003. It was too much saying he struggled with depression, anxiety, lama Hasan is back with us in London with the full story. Good morning to you, lama. Reporter: Good morning. Yes, that's right. In a new interview with "Tatler" magazine James Middleton is continuing to open up about his mental health revealing his private and painful battle with depression and how he conquered it. James Middleton opening up once again about his battle with depression. The brother of Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, telling the British magazine "Tatler" he was crippled by the illness. It's what keeps you in bed while anxiety makes you feel guilty for being there. Middleton acknowledges he has a charmed existence saying that when the depression struck, he asked himself, what do I have to be depressed about? I've been so lucky with my upbringing. I had all the things I wanted. It's not that I wanted more but there was something that wasn't always there. And the more I ignored it, the more it was taking over. He says that when his sister married the future king of England he was suddenly thrust into the public spotlight and struggled with the public scrutiny. Suddenly and very publicly I was being judged about whether I was a success or a failure. That does put pressure on you. Because in my mind I'm doing this irrespective of my family and events that have happened. He hit crisis point in late 2017 and sought professional help. In January of this year he wrote very candid DI in "The daily mail" about his mental health problems and said then he came forward to tell his story to help remove the stigma surround mental health. A cause close to his sister's heart, Kate alongside will and Harry spearhead the heads together initiative. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Reporter: Middleton telling "Tatler" therapy has helped him. I am happy. I feel like James Middleton again. I feel like I was when I was 13, excited about life. I feel like myself again and I couldn't ask for more. And so not only was it therapy and opening up about his mental health to his family and friends that helped him through the tough types but also credits his dogs in his recovery and if you can believe it, Michael and Cecilia, he apparently has nine of them. Wow. Whoa. Okay, llama, thanks so much.

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