The recent suicide deaths of famous and highly appreciated Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, the subject of all the risks of mental health and depression present has been widely covered by the media, leading to many stars talking about their very own and personal struggles with their fans all over the world.
One-third of Destiny’s Child, singer Michelle Williams has always been very open and honest about her own fight with depression and it’s no surprise to anyone that she just followed her very own advice, by seeking professional help.
The famous 37-year-old singer talked on Instagram about this big step, as she values (just like anyone should) so highly her mental health.
She noted: “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 well-being. 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,” Her personal thoughts continued so brutally open: “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, if you change your mind, you can change your life.”
Many people know about William’s advocacy on mental health awareness throughout the past and it was 2017, in “The Talk” when she talked about her tremendous efforts to fight suicidal thoughts during the beginning of her carrier with Destiny’s Child. “I was suicidal, I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy,” and we must admit how empowering her words may have been for many at that time.
Williams is just another human being that live day by day, struggling with depression. Unlike many though, she had the guts to put it out there and, more importantly, to get help. Williams is determined to turn the mental health discussion in a regular topic within our society. Furthermore, we should all see in her a model that teaches us about seeking professional health as mental health is fundamental for each one of us.
Post originally published on Essence.com