Michelle may be busy flashing her gorgeous grin now, but she revealed that some days getting out of bad was a challenge for her.
The singer-songwriter had fame and fortune at a young age with the R&B trio Destiny’s Child, but even she revealed a world of struggles that sent her into a deep depression.
“I’ve dealt with depression,” said the 32-year-old songstress. “I had to choose to get out of bed and do whatever I needed to do to be happy.”
The cloud of depression has been following the gospel singer for quite some time, and she also revealed that she just recently escaped from it a few months ago.
When she was around the age of 15 or 16, Williams opened up about being bullied and other hardships in her life that sent her spiraling into depression.
It was her first time battling such emotional turmoil, but she managed to recovery without the aid of any medication. She did, however, have others help her through her journey and hopes that speaking up about her own depression will encourage others to reach out for help as well.
“We’re taught, ‘Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.’ Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists – that’s your healing,” Michelle explained. “Take advantage of it. Go see a professional so that they can assess you. It’s OK if you’re going through something. Depression is not OK, but it is OK to go get help.”
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