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Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility After Battling Depression | Essence.com

After years of battling depression, the former Destiny’s Child singer seeks out the help of a mental health professional and opens up about her journey with fans.
— Read on www.essence.com/celebrity/michelle-williams-mental-health-facility-battle-depression

I’m glad she admitted it. I currently live with depression and hearing her story is empowering. I think it’s important that [African American] community needs to here this from someone who looks like us. Hopefully it will encourage us to pursue treatment for those of us who need it. Mental illness is NOT weakness. Mental illness is NOT a white person’s disease. ANYBODY can have mental illness regardless of the color, socioeconomic status or age.