Fans of Destiny’s Child were stunned three months ago when one-third of the top-selling girl group, Michelle Williams, took to CBS morning talk show, ‘The Talk,’ to reveal she was suicidal at the height of the group’s fame [click here to read more].
Publicly detailing a lengthy private battle with depression, the singer’s shocking confession generated an outpouring of love and support in the days following the announcement. That very support, she says in a recent interview with ‘Forbes’ magazine, is part of the reason she feels the condition is part of her past.
Taking to the famed business mag to discuss matters of mental health and lend an encouraging word for readers along the way, look inside to see just what the ‘Heard a Word’ wailer says her life looks like after depression:
WILLIAMS ON WHAT DEPRESSION IS:
“It is a profound sadness, a profound worthlessness, which even after you have accomplished so much – you can be the best wife, mom, artist in the world but you don’t feel like that – you feel worthless. So none of your career accomplishments, none of that even matters.”
WILLIAMS ON HOW SHE OVERCAME DEPRESSION:
“I had a tribe. I had my best friend, an amazing therapist, my manager walked with me. I mean just showing so much compassion. You need people who are invested in you, who say, ‘you got this. What do you think you need? We’re going to get it for you. Is it going to the doctor? Is it going away for 60 days? What is it?”
“I did 90 days of nothing and it was some of the most excruciating 90 days – it was intense moments of letting stuff go, having hurtful conversations that needed to take place, therapy, bible study, and more.”
WILLIAMS ON WHY SHE REVEALED HER PRIVATE STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION:
“There’s more to this than just doing it for myself. It’s really about affecting people positively.”
Click here to read the uplifting interview in full.