Princess Eugenie has brought attention to the important subject of suicide prevention by sharing an emotional tribute to her late friend, James Wentworth-Stanley, who took his own life at the young age of 21.
Taking to Instagram, Eugenie expressed how she misses James “every day” in a post that praised the work of his mother Clare, the Marchioness of Milford Haven who just opened a suicide support centre for men called James’ Place.
“What an amazing achievement for this incredibly inspiring woman Clare,” Princess Eugenie started the post.
“Her vision of a place where men in suicidal crisis can get the face to face help they need in a non-clinical environment has become a reality this week.
“This will inevitably save many lives in her son James’ memory who we miss every day. So proud of you all.”
Prince William officially opened the centre in Liverpool on Tuesday and has also been commended on his efforts for raising awareness.
“Today HRH The Duke of Cambridge officially opened James’ Place. His commitment to mental health and suicide prevention is having a huge impact on not only raising awareness but also starting conversations about a subject that has previously been avoided.” The charity posted to their Instagram.
“We are immensely grateful for his support for our project and for helping make today so special in memory of James.”
James took his own life in 2006, after going through feelings of anxiety after undergoing an operation.
James’ family have made it their priority to change the way people approach suicide prevention.