With a Broadway musical, a by-line in one of music’s biggest girl groups and a new solo album on the way, it’s crazy to think Michelle Williams has struggled for several years to keep a smile on her face.
The 32-year-old singer/actre
The third member of Destiny’s Child, alongside Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, says her first bout with depression came at 15 or 16 and that she has managed to avoid medication since. She hopes that speaking about her ordeal will help uplift others to seek help.
“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. Take advantage of it,” she said. “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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