LOS ANGELES, Calif. -Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams confided in The Talk about her battle with depression that lasted for more than two decades.
Michelle Williams, 37, admitted that she was suffering from depression since her teenage years. She had been at her worst during the time that Destiny’s Child, together with her teammates Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, was enjoying the peak of their success. She even experienced having suicidal thoughts and wanted to leave the group.
Williams was a member of one of the top-selling female groups of all time, yet she was suffering from depression. She disclosed it to their manager, Beyonce’s Father, Mathew Knowles. He simply dismissed the issue, saying that they just signed a multi-million dollar deal, so there is no reason for being depressed.
At that time, Michelle just dismissed her condition as being tired. She did not know better during that time, even though her condition was continually worsening as time went by.
She only learned about her condition recently, and she thought things might have been different had she realized what it was in the past.
She appeared during a segment of “The Talk” on Wednesday, and was candid with the tales about her condition.
Williams admitted that had she known what it when she was 25, she would definitely be more open about it. She posted on social media, thanking the show for providing her a safe haven where she can open up about her “mental health battle.” She posted on Twitter, thanking the CBS talk show, and reached out to all other people out there.
Michelle’s message was clear. Depression is not just a figment of the imagination. It is real, and many people are suffering from it. Do not be afraid to find help, reach out before it is too late.