Thursday, October 19, 2017

SPEAK OUT: Michelle Williams Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts

Michelle Williams, of Destiny's Child appeared on "The Talk", where she revealed she has suffered from depression and even contemplated suicide during the height of her career.

“I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression,”

When I disclosed it to our manager [Mathew Knowles] at the time, bless his heart, he was like, ‘You all just signed a multi-million dollar deal. You’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?’”

“So I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I’m just tired,’” she continued, adding, however, that her dark thoughts only deepened “to the point where I was suicidal … and wanted out” [from the group].
It wasn’t until she was in her 30s that she realized she was suffering from depression.

Lord knows we all make fun of Michelle, but this time I'm cheering her on. Her story shows any person can be affected by depression no matter who you are or what you have. The stigma surrounding mental health is definitely part of the problem. We can promote cars- clothes- and hoes, but as soon as you bring up mental health nobody wants to speak. I commend the people with a platform for sharing their truth and addressing the lack of awareness towards the issue in hopes to help another.

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