Update! Singer Michelle Williams Appreciates Fans After Treatment for Mental Health Issues
The former Destiny’s Child singer, Michelle Williams took to her Instagram page and posted a reflective photo on Saturday, July 28, appreciating her fans for their support through her mental health treatment journey.
The 37-year-old captioned a photo which shows her wearing her engagement ring.
“Thank you ALL sooooooooooooooo much for every message of love and support sent! My family, friends and fiancé have been AWESOME! Sitting here reflecting on the past two weeks. I had no plans of what I was going through being public BUT now that it is I have a made an even BIGGER commitment to the mental health awareness area. So many people are suffering, hurting, hopeless, lost and don’t see a way out but there is. Depression sucks, but my faith in God and my commitment to doing the work to stay well is my way out! You have to do the work even when you’re tired and feel the heaviness. Take one step at a time! Don’t overwhelm yourself. If you can just get up out the bed and brush your teeth and shower…..DO IT. For people dealing with depression, that is a HUGE step! Now don’t be depressed AND stinky…..pick a struggle! (y’all know I had to add some humor). Anyhoo…..I love you all very much! Talk soon! (yes I need a fill and my roots need to be flat ironed….bye…..I haven’t lost my humor)”
She ended with a reference to Beyoncé‘s mom, Tina Lawson. “Oh……Miss Tina cooked a HUGE meal for me the other night too, I just wanted to make y’all jealous!”
In previous report, Williams revealed earlier this month that she was seeking professional help for her mental health issues. She disclosed this on her Instagram page on July 17.
“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.”
The songwriter, who got engaged to Pastor Chad Johnson in April, has been open about her struggles in the past, revealing that her battle depression began in her early teens.
Williams explained this to Women’s Health:
“It wasn’t until my 30s that I knew what to call it. I thought it was growing pains — I thought that was simply how it felt to be a girl growing into a woman.”