As I wrote a few weeks ago, you never know what’s hiding behind someone’s smile. Who would have thought that Michelle Williams was struggling to keep her smile on?
The 32-year-old third member of Destiny’s Child and Broadway actress revealed her battle with depression over the years. Williams says that her first struggles began around the age of 16 and she hopes that speaking out on her experience will help others get the help they need.
“We’re taught, ‘Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.’ Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists — that’s your healing. Take advantage of it. Go see a professional so that they can assess you. It’s OK if you’re going through something. Depression is not OK, but it is OK to go get help.”
Williams is currently working on the musical “Fela!” and has a solo album in the works.