Michelle Williams checked into a mental facility outside of Los Angeles a few days ago to seek help for her ongoing battle with depression.
The Destiny’s Child singer released a statement on Tuesday saying she has dedicated her life to empowering others to take care of their mental health.
Now, she is leading by example after seeking the help of professionals for her own mental wellness.
For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing.
I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals.
See Michelle’s full statement below.
Tina Lawson, Solange Knowles, and Missy Elliott took to social media to send their love and support to Michelle.
Read their posts below.
Last year, Michelle Williams spoke candidly about her depression during an appearance on “The Talk.”
She even recalled trying to tell Mathew Knowles about her depression during her early Destiny’s Child days.
I think at the age of 25, had I had a name to what I was feeling at the time, I would have disclosed that, ‘I’ve been suffering from depression.’ I didn’t know until I was in my 30s what was going on…I’ve been suffering since the age of 13, I didn’t know what to call it, I’m in one of the top-selling female groups of all time [Destiny’s Child], suffering with depression.
When I disclosed it to our manager [Mathew Knowles] at the time, bless his heart, he was like ‘y’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, ‘maybe I’m just tired.’
It got really bad…I was suicidal. I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy.
Sending love and prayers to Michelle Williams.