With so many celebrities going public about their mental health issues, it proves that depression and mental health problems can hit anyone, no matter how successful or famous. Now Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child talks about how she suffered from depression alone without telling anyone how much she suffered.
And indeed, Williams described depression to Forbes as “a profound sadness, a profound worthlessness, which even after you have accomplished so much – you can be the best wife, mom, artist in the world but you don’t feel like that – you feel worthless. So none of your career accomplishments, none of that even matters.”
She finally broke her silence in 2017, and she hopes this will encourage others to talk as well. Forbes reports that with troubled youth, depression has increased from 5.9% to 8.2%, and many do not seek treatment.
Williams combatted her depression with therapy and bible study. “Success, to me, is the flood of e-mails I received after I was on The Talk and speaking up about depression. People were like, ‘Thank you so much, I am going to go get help now.’ I want people to know that you don’t have to let depression have you. You have to say, ‘We are not going to let this win.
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