Prince William says having children deeply affected his mental health

Prince William is one of many parents who knows that having kids can change everything. 

The 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge joined in on a discussion about mental health on Tuesday in London at the This Can Happen conference, where he opened up about his time as an air ambulance pilot, which he did both before and after he and his wife, Kate Middleton, welcomed their three children — Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 6 months. 

Noting that he “never thought” his job would affect him “too much,” William revealed that this changed once he became a father and "worked several times on traumatic jobs involving children." 

"The relation between the job and the personal life was what really took me over the edge,” the royal admitted. "And I started feeling things that I’ve never felt before. And I got very sad and very down about this particular family.” 

He noted that it became hard for him not to take his work home with him, saying, "You start to take away bits of the job and keep them in your body. And of course, you don’t want to share with your loved ones because you just don’t want to bring that sort of stuff home.”

The Duke of Cambridge, his wife, Kate, and his brother, Prince Harry, have made mental health their focus for the last few years, creating the Heads Together initiative to help shoot down the stigmas surrounding mental health awareness and treatment. 

Harry has been open in the past about seeking treatment following the death of his and William's mother, Princess Diana, in 1997. 

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ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after officially opening McLaren AutomotiveÕs new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/14/18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, Britain.
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/14/18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, Britain.
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/14/18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, Britain.
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/14/18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, Britain.
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/14/18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, Britain.
Photo by: KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 11/14/18 Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, Britain.
ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs after officially opening McLaren AutomotiveÕs new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart after officially open McLaren AutomotiveÕs new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart after officially open McLaren AutomotiveÕs new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L) tour McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, northern England on November 14, 2018, during their visit to South Yorkshire. (Photo by Andrew YATES / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2R) stand with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (C) as they tour McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre in Rotherham, northern England on November 14, 2018, during their visit to South Yorkshire. (Photo by Andrew YATES / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the McLaren Automotive Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Andrew Yates - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit McLaren Automotive Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to officially open the McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to officially open the McLaren Automotive's new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives to officially open McLaren AutomotiveÕs new Composites Technology Centre on November 14, 2018 in Rotherham, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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