Michelle Williams said she leaned on her faith while she battled depression.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, singer Michelle Williams shared with students at Suffolk Community College that even while performing with Destiny’s Child and selling millions of records, she couldn’t shake depression.
The singer shared that her depression started in the seventh grade and went undetected until adulthood.
“There was intense sadnesses, I wanted to sleep a lot and isolate myself. I had anxiety and I wasn’t able to focus,” she told the audience. “There’s nothing wrong with going and getting the help that you need.”
Michelle told the crowd that she learned to lean on her faith.
“I believe in the power of prayer and everything that praying can do,” she said.
Williams, who hired a therapist when she was in her 30s, said people with mental health issues shouldn’t be afraid to seek professional help.
“I didn’t know how to explain how I was feeling,” said Williams, 37. “That anger can turn to bitterness.”
Check out this interview of Michelle Williams discussing her battle with depression.