Former Destiny’s Child member, Michelle Williams has checked herself into a mental health facility to seek treatment for severe depression; a mental condition Michelle admits to battling for over two decades. Even at the height of her career with Destiny’s Child, and currently, with her blossoming love life with fiancé Chad Johnson, her battle is still real. Michelle desires to be more than an advocate for Mental Health Awareness, but to also lead by example and felt seeking and going through with the treatment herself was the best way.
After Michelle’s public announcement, support from fans and friends began to pour in via social media.
We know that no one living on this God’s Earth is Perfect so do not hold yourself to that standard. Just take time take care of yourself and do it with Grace ❤️ I got this quote from Maria Shriver , but i dedicate it to Michelle Williams ❤️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾you are the epitome of strength and grace and i could not be more proud of you❤️👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
I want to lift our sis up in prayer because there are so many people battling this & many trying to deal with it alone😔Please No jokes this is REAL & as human beings let’s keep the ones who are openly dealing with it uplifted & be encouraging to them! Love u @RealMichelleW❤️ https://t.co/XJEIPkbovf
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 17, 2018
@RealMichelleW today you showed the world why your a class act! Depression is real especially in our community. This is why I believe in live out loud and in color. Keep shining Love ya sis 💋💋💋 your not in this alone!!!!!
— LaTavia Roberson (@IamLaTavia) July 17, 2018
Earlier this year, Michelle reunited with her former group members for an amazing performance at Coachella. We are grateful Michelle is so transparent with her mental health journey, as many struggle with these issues alone. We wish she her much success, and am hopeful for a happy, healthier Michelle upon return.