Privilege is not Always Protection

Kate Middleton’s Brother James Reveals His Struggle With Depression, Dyslexia and ADD

The coin is sharp and two-sided:  We know that people with learning disabilities and developmental differences can have tremendous lives, professional success, great fulfillment and joy. There is however, always a shadow, and ignorance of the increased risks our/these children, teens and adults face serves no one least of all them.

No doubt, wealth and privilege can give access to services and can soften consequences if legal issues arise, but the bottom line as sharply shown in this article is that LD and Mental Health issues cut across all lines

“I know I’m richly blessed and live a privileged life. But it did not make me immune to depression,” Middleton said.

“It’s not a feeling but an absence of feelings. You exist without purpose and direction. I couldn’t feel joy, excitement or anticipation—only heart-thudding anxiety propelled me out of bed in the morning.”

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