Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child being treated for depression in mental health center—report
Former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams is reportedly seeking professional help for her depression in a mental health facility.
TMZ reported yesterday, July 17, that the singer has been checked in at a center “just outside of Los Angeles” for days already.
Today, Williams released a statement wherein she revealed that she has sought professional help for her mental health.
“For years I have dedicated or 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,” she said.
“I recently listened to the same advice I have given…and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals.
“Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need.”
In a 2017 interview with “The Talk,” Williams opened up on being “suicidal” during the height of Destiny’s Child success. The all-girl group includes members Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland.
On the talk show, she said she had suffered from depression since she was a teen, but didn’t know there was a name for her condition—even when she was 25 and about to go on tour.
She recounted that Knowles’ father, Mathew, who was their manager told her, “‘You all just signed a multi-million dollar deal. You’re about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?’”
Williams has since been an advocate of mental health awareness, and promotes seeking professional help. Niña V. Guno /ra
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