Michelle Williams Of Destiny's Child Sets Positive Example By Seeking Help For Mental Health

"If you change your mind, you can change your life."

On Tuesday night, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child set a positive example for anyone who may be struggling with their mental health by revealing that she herself had sought help for her own issues. The singer, who recently performed with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland at Coachella, shared the news in a statement on her Twitter account. 


"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," she wrote. "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."

Last year, Williams opened up about her experience with depression during an appearance on The Talk. She shared that her struggles began between the ages of 13 and 15, and continued even as Destiny's Child became successful, to the point of being suicidal. She said she finally understood what was wrong when she was in her 30s.

"So many people are walking around acting like they've got it all together, and they're suffering," she said. "For years, I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression."

In 2013, Williams encouraged others who may be suffering to seek help. "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," she wrote in Tuesday's statement.

Williams joins fellow celebrities such as Hayley Williams of Paramore and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who have recently opened up about their own struggles with depression to let others know they are not alone. As actor Bryan Cranston pointed out on Twitter after both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain died by suicide, "success is not immune to depression."

Hopefully, by sharing her story, Williams will inspire others to seek help. As she wrote to close her statement, "If you change your mind, you can change your life."


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