Sunday, January 30, 2011

Caroline Doing What Royals Do

On Friday HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Nice, France in her role as President of the Princess Grace Foundation for the formal inauguration of a new psychiatric medical center for children, the 'Costanzo Center'. The Princess was joined by Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice, and Eric Ciotti the President of the Alpes Maritimes General Council. The Princess Grace Foundation was a primary financial contributer to the Lenval Foundation which was in charge of the establishment of the new medical center. I am extremely proud that Princess Caroline and the Princess Grace Foundation she manages undertook this. Mental health issues are certainly some of, if not the, most neglected aspects of modern medical science and, maybe it's just me, but it seems like more and more children are falling victim as well. Psychiatric problems have been on the rise in a big way in recent years and I am always glad to see something done to help in that area and to see royals drawing attention to such an important subject.


  1. Psychiatric illness and mental health as a whole has such a strong stigma and yes, a lot of people have fallen through the cracks. There are more people undiagnosed than diagnosed, and these people go through their entire lives with very hard struggles. Some people say tell them to "buck up" and "deal with it" without realizing that there are serious genetic issues handicapping their ability to "buck up". Many end up taking up their lives. Many end up homeless because they can't maintain a job. They get fired for something that is more than likely a result of the disease...

  2. Princess Grace must be so proud to see her foundation flourish under her daughter's very competent hands, and contribute significantly to various causes.


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