Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams Says She ‘Sought Help’ for Mental Health Problems

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Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams has spoken openly about her decision to seek professional help for her mental health and her candid post has inspired others to do the same.

The singer took to Twitter to share that she is "finally taking her own advice" and "seeking help from healthcare professionals". She didn't say exactly what she got help for, but CNN reports she has spoken out in the past about struggling with depression since her teens.

Williams, 37, is being treated at a facility outside Los Angeles and has been there for at least several days, according to TMZ.

She concluded: "If you change your mind, you can change your life". And, former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams is doing just that. "I've been suffering since the age of 13", Michelle recounted.

Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, commented under Williams' statement on Instagram with a message of love.

Looking back, Williams said she believes that Knowles "wanted me to be grateful, which I was, but I was still sad".

While she initially thought it was nothing more than "growing pains", as she was developing into womanhood, the deep feelings of unhappiness did not disappear.

In the MTV News archival clip below, watch Williams, Rowland, and Bey talk about their empowering Destiny's Child hit "Survivor" in 2001. "I wish you peace and wellness on your journey", said a third. At the time, the singer told People she was "in a frightful, dark place". "Michelle was coming off the heels of a really bad relationship, and I was just in a place of despair as well". "I want to normalise this mental health discussion". Outside of the USA, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

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