The royal family's charming PSA on mental health is a must-watch.

If you thought President Obama meeting Prince George in his bathrobe was peak royal family cuteness, I have news for you.

Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Getty Images for Royal Foundation.


Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, pulled on bright blue headbands last week to snap a few pics.

And it, too, was pure delight.


Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Getty Images for Royal Foundation.

It's like they're trying to kill us with cuteness or something.

OK, so maybe the headbands aren't George-meeting-Obama-level adorable. But they're definitely still smile-inducing, right?

William, Kate, and Harry sported the headbands to show their support for a new campaign focused on mental health.

Heads Together — an initiative launched by seven U.K.-based mental health nonprofits — is aimed at breaking down stigma on the issue and raising funds and awareness for charities moving the discussion forward. The campaign is the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year, which is pretty epic.

The royal family spoke out on the topic near and dear to their hearts in a promotional video for the campaign.

As Kate notes in the video, mental health should be a top priority.

GIF via Heads Together/YouTube.

Harry says that each one of us has a role in making progress.

GIF via Heads Together/YouTube.

And William thinks change is possible if we work as one.

GIF via Heads Together/YouTube.

The royal family chose to focus on mental illness because it's a quiet crisis that intersects with so many other causes they care about.

Nearly one-fifth of American adults — over 43 million people — was living with some form of mental illness in 2014 according to the National Institute of Mental Health. And unfortunately, many of these folks are "challenged doubly" because they not only live with the innate struggles of their illness but also face the harmful stereotypes that create a stigma around their experiences.

This stigma prevents many people from opening up and seeking help when it comes to their mental health.

Kate chats with others who are involved in the Heads Together campaign. Photo by Nicky J. Sims/Getty Images for Royal Foundation.

Mental illness isn't an exclusive issue either, a spokesperson for William, Kate, and Harry told Us Weekly — it plays a major role in so many others:

"Through their work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, Their Royal Highnesses have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges."

Promoting mental health may be serious business to the royal family...

...but that doesn't mean there isn't time for some laughs, too.

GIFs via Heads Together/YouTube.

Clearly, adorableness is a prerequisite to being royalty.

Watch the Heads Together campaign video below:

You can learn more about mental illness and how you can get help here.

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Often, parents of children with special needs struggle to find Halloween costumes that will accommodate medical equipment or provide a proper fit. And figuring out how to make one? Yikes.

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When looking for the right costume, kids with unique needs have a lot of extra factors to consider: wheelchair wheels get tangled up in too-long material, feeding tubes could get twisted the wrong way, and children with sensory processing disorders struggle with the wrong kind of fabric, seams, or tags. There are a lot of different obstacles that can come between a kid and the ability to wear the costume of their choice, which is why it's so awesome that more and more companies are recognizing the need for inclusive creations that make it easy for everyone to enjoy the magic of make-believe.

Created with inclusivity in mind, the adaptive line is designed to discreetly accommodate tubes or wires from the front or the back, with lots of stretch, extra length and roomier cut, and self-stick fabric closures to make getting dressed hassle-free. The online shop provides details on sizing and breaks down the magical elements of each outfit and accessory, taking the guesswork out of selecting the perfect costume for the whole family.

Your child will be able to defeat Emperor Zurg in comfort with the Buzz Lightyear costume featuring a discreet flap opening at the front for easy tube access, with self-stick fabric closure. There is also an opening at the rear for wheelchair-friendly wear, and longer-length inseams to accommodate seated guests. To infinity and beyond!

An added bonus: many of the costumes offer a coordinating wheelchair cover set to add a major boost of fun. Kids can give their ride a total makeover—all covers are made to fit standard size chairs with 24" wheels—to transform it into anything from The Mandalorian's Razor Crest ship to Cinderella's Coach. Some options even come equipped with sounds and lights!

From babies to adults and adaptive to the group, shopDisney's expansive variety of Halloween costumes and accessories are inclusive of all.

Don't forget about your furry companions! Everyone loves to see a costumed pet trotting around, regardless of the occasion. You can literally dress your four-legged friend to look like Sven from Frozen, which might not sound like something you need in your life but...you totally do. CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

This year has been tough for everyone, so when a child gets that look of unfettered joy that comes from finally getting to wear the costume of their dreams, it's extra rewarding. Don't wait until the last minute to start looking for the right ensemble!


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