Michelle Williams Posts Empowering Message After Seeking Mental Health Treatment
On Tuesday, Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams posted on social media that she had been seeking mental health treatment. She said she was doing so “proudly and happily,” and that this was her way of leading by example.
For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it’s when it’s time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing.
I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of professionals.
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.
If you change your mind, you can change your life.
— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) July 17, 2018
You literally just gave me the COURAGE to go away & get help for my depression & alcoholism! The facility saved a bed for me but I didn’t want to go through the ER first. So I called and cancelled an hour ago. I’m gonna call them back, I need help desperately????
— Diversity For Life (@KellzDiversity) July 17, 2018
Making the decision to seek mental health treatment is not an easy one — especially if you’re not surrounded by support. We’re so proud of Williams for taking care of herself, and we hope that in the future, everyone is able to seek mental health treatment with the kind of support she is receiving. Asking for help is never giving up — it’s brave, and we all deserve to feel brave when we take that step.
Lead image via Michelle Williams’ Facebook page