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Michelle Williams: Depression sucks but my faith in God is my way out
Gospel singer Michelle Williams has revealed she is on the road to recovery as she's being treated for depression.
The star posted a picture on Instagram with the caption: "Depression sucks, but my faith in God and my commitment to doing the work to stay well is my way out!"
The 38-year-old Destiny Child singer, who has also released gospel albums, detailed her battle with mental health in a separate Instagram post earlier this month.
"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," Williams 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."
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) ❤️ Oh......Miss Tina cooked a HUGE meal for me the other night too, I just wanted to make y’all jealous! ♀️
After receiving messages of support from fellow musicians, Williams thanked her fans from all over the world for their display of concern.
Speaking directly to people who may also be suffering from depression, she advised: "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!"
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