Michelle Williams

Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles was among the many celebrities who reached out to Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams after she was admitted into a mental hospital for treatment of depression.

Williams revealed her struggle with depression in a social media post on Tuesday.

"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," she wrote.

Williams said she suffered from depression since the age of 13.

Solange and her mom Tina Lawson sent encouraging messages of support to Williams as she currently undergoes psychiatric treatment.

Solange commented on her Instagram post, writing, "Love u so Michelle! Really proud of you. Sending u all the love in the world."

And Lawson wrote:

"Michelle My Belle, I'm so proud of you! You have given unselfishly of your time and support to so many and I know that you will be the best example of self-care which we all need. Keep being a warrior and an advocate for you. I love and support you with all my being."

Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson

Last March, Williams became engaged to Pastor Chad Johnson after a year of dating. Johnson left a comment on Instagram, saying, “I’m so proud of your courage and commitment to this!!” He wrote. “WE are in it together and on an AMAZING journey of watching THE master artist paint a priceless work of art!”

According to TMZ.com, the 37-year-old admitted herself into a facility just outside of Los Angeles and has been receiving treatment there for several days.

  • tintin

    good for her and good for her letting it be known so people can see that they're not alone.Black people do have mental health issues as it hit close to home for me so we need to know that we can and should fight it and get the help needed

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Has anyone noticed anyone associated with that family becomes mentally unstable at some point ..... That family ... chile ..... Michelle chile you might want to distance yourself IJS.... #Helpful loose their number gal .... umm hmmm https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I need to be hospitalized myself

  • FukkFolks2018

    I was so PROUD of her admitting her flaws and embracing her illness in this fashion as well. God bless you Michelle.

  • Pitty Patty

    Good for Michelle. Depression is hard. I know. I struggle with it everyday.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yeah, so many entertainers and celebs suffer from depression and the sad part is most don't get therapy/counselling. A lot of times they wind up committing suicide, just so sad. Goes to show they are still human, just like the rest of us. I'm happy to hear she sought the help she needed. Big step forward to mental health!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow... She's better than me because I wouldn't have told a soul...

  • Pitty Patty

    Why? Causing praying about it sure as hell aint gonna help her.

  • Kemi

    Thanks for being courageous and raising more awareness. Wishing a steady recovery.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I've struggled with depression in the past when I was stressed beyond words. It takes it's toll on us. I hope you have some positive people in your corner, if you haven't sought out help already. Sending prayers & encouragement your way hun.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa181c561742de2b8233681301c015387c8f222bf30d7b5f8be5ef3f778534ed.gif

  • Quitedeliteful

    True... But I probably wouldn't have told anyone. It seems like you can beat your wife and your good. You can have a drug problem and still be good. You are depressed and everybody whispers and looks at you crazy... She really is brave. I know I wouldn't have breathed a word to anyone...

  • T3

    What you waiting on????? Just do it!

  • pecancandy

    Good, get the help that you need.

  • Fuk.U.Fuk.Him.Fuk.Her.Fuk.Yal

    Im praying for you Michelle ? Please eat while you in there.... Girl you all bones...

  • Pitty Patty

    As a person with a PR background, its better for her to let the press now now instead of it leaking and people start making their own stories up about her and why she went. Plus it brings more awareness to the black community.

    Black people gotta get out of that "dont tell my business" mess. Thats why we in the situation we in now. Holding all our problems in only creates more problems

  • T3

    Kudos to her! Her admittance is not only helping her but will help others. These are conversations we need to start having in our community. We need to stop the shunning mental illness immediately.

    I'm going to an optional workshop all day Monday about mental health. I think it should have been mandatory. We educators deal with so many students/personalities on a daily that I think it's needed.

  • Ni Ni

    ???

  • Ni Ni

    You have a twin font name up top. I thought that was you.

  • Ni Ni

    The other one is keeping hers underwraps.

  • Dahl

    Good for her. Not for nothing, but being in that group probably didn’t help...

  • Rayne

    Glad she recognized it before it’s too late. But I think it’s an eating disorder coupled with depression and that Hollywood life to be the perfect body.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    well technically she was talking about depression some years back ... but ya know it's coming ...... she still associates with them ... that family is quick sand for a reason .....

  • Anunnaki

    Michelle is truly a sweetheart, get well love.

  • SummerBaby

    Chile

  • SummerBaby

    Sending hugs your way.

  • SummerBaby

    Sending hugs for you as well.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true. Once the story hits the press it's a wrap. We really do not need to hold on to our problems. Keeping stuff bottled up inside can only lead to anger, stress, high blood pressure, depression, illness -- we can use a sympathetic ear just like everyone else...

  • SummerBaby

    Much love & respect for Michelle to seek the help she needs. I’ve seen people around me suffer & bruh it takes a toll on everyone.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!! Maybe she's just built that way...

  • SummerBaby

    You got me in here weak. ???

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She may have been battling depression at a young age, but her dwindling career opportunities are undoubtedly exacerbating the situation. After all these years, whether we like it or not, Beyonce is making lots of money. Michelle had a taste of that level of fame. She probably thought she'd be back on top, again, but... nope.

  • Fire & Ice

    I'm glad she's getting help. I say it all the time, but I don't want to be famous. Just living life every day not being famous can get stressful. I couldn't imagine the constant pressures of being in the limelight. The constant scrutiny, being image concious, and being in a group where people think you're inferior.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Thanks Summer! Prayer helped a lot towards getting me out of that "funk" I was in. Learned to let go of all the emotional baggage and the people that came along with it. And the things that were out of my control, I had to learn different ways to cope with. I'm better now but who's to say I won't get hit with it again later in life?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8515ffbc28975cf11735433487c70b00cff80889df0442f2ea2cc1f85ba486e5.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Summer you know I ain't lying ... chile when you start having depression I always ask folks ... who ya hanging with ... who you associate with etc ... I do this quite a bit in healing sessions .... I deal with many that have depression and exhausted others means of ways to heal .... I know for a fact that family dark ..... so hell yeah if you hold light in you and you associate with that family or have ..... it will hit ya .... big time ... I know shewt ...Hell I be trying to warn folks ,..... on the sly but seriously I'm dead serious .... I wish her the best doe.... Michelle that is ... the rest of her so called friends connected to that family get what they can get .... I always spot the source of the mess . Time to clean house Michelle your therapist will telll ya that ... or either give you some dope to dumb ya down which will make her sicker smh gotta be careful with these psychiatrist now some are dark as well https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • FOR COMMENT

    #walkaway from Hollywood and all that comes with it. everybody cant play the game.--and Michelle is one of them.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    I am so here for this. It takes a village to deal with depression and I am glad that she has many to support her. I too suffer with depression, I just rebounded from a bout with it a few days ago and it is troubling. Therapy, Prayer, Medication and Mediation and my great family and friends and knocking stress and negative energy off my plate has helped. I see people saying she should hush and it's sad. The baggage of depression is rough and sometimes it's just as thick as cloth. We wear it and it's no way to avoid not speaking on it. I am working on a youtube video now to engage people 30+ and 30- under to work on ways to get help. I am a long time sufferer since age 12. Anybody need a good party to help them through a moment of depression. Hit me on mt main line and email me via disqus. :) Much love.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Meme

    True you've just said what many think but won't care to admit it, there's certain things i never even knew where a mental illness until i got told it is. It's good that they're trying to destigmatize it now, she's been getting depression since early teens it's difficult to know how to help someone in this situation, i hope her man and family are being supportive i heard the guy is alt right

  • SummerBaby

    I’m gonna reach out so I can get some insight to help a loved one.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Exactly. The people who survive fame are either really smart or really callous.

  • Coy little wink

    I wish her well. She seems like a sweetheart

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She really does .... very timid spirit ..... sending love to her .... time to clean House Michelle .... Spiritual warfare is happening ,.... and yes the mental asylum bout to be real full ... when your mental is off that deals with the spirit ... the soul .... good thing is she can heal ... many can't

  • KcoolMuziq

    I was hoping after Michelle revealed as a auditioning co-host on "The Talk" about her mental illness. That they would have picked her as the new replacement host.But instead they picked Eve. I'm pretty sure that sent her on a downward spiral. After pouring your heart out like that on national TV in front of MILLIONS. Plus people(including some celebrities) have made a MOCKERY of her since she joined Destiny's Child and made fun of her when she first came out about her depression. SMH

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Sandra can I get a post on Stevie j and faith?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She has one posted Before this post.

  • SummerBaby

    There’s one downstairs unless something new happened.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Good for her! I love the messages from Chad and Tina. We all could benefit from a strong support system.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    please do!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Ni Ni

    it's a font up top called "fuk you, fuk him, fuk her...fuk every damn body ?.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I too know the feeling. The morning that I was on my way to work and I just wanted to run my car into a big ass tree, I went in to work found a black female psychiatrist in the area. I was sitting on her couch by 5.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yeah, i saw her Unsung episode. she's a genuinely humble soul, and from a good family. they emphasized education and values. she may not be cut-out for 'the industry' and all it involves, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (i swear i hate Will some days, smh)

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U know what it’s been a long day ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ignore me I’m tired and hungry

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Peace and Blessings.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    glad you chose to fight for you! stay strong and keep getting the help you need. blessings.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Wreckognize Game

    I surely wonder if part of her depression comes from how hard it is to be successful in the industry. Then people make fun of her. I pray that she gets well

  • cusp_23

    I feel for Michelle, but, she was nor was she ever, a good fit in Destinys child. She’s always looked out of place, lankey, and uncoordinated in the group. That criticism has always been valid, and her battle with depression shouldn’t shield her from said criticism. I hope she receives the treatment that she needs, however, I will not victimize her from said criticism ?????. Sorry lol

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Take Care of Yourself!!!

  • cusp_23

    Michelle was never going to see that level of fame and I feel for her cause there were probably a lot of ppl hyping her up with opportunities that never came to fruition. I hope she gets the help she needs

  • Ni Ni

    Sombody, get Vanna a snickers bar ?.

  • Blue

    I like Michelle.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    ?????? Get well doll!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh ..... I saw that ... I thought you meant the exact same login ..... I don't have no problem with that font ..... <3

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!

  • SweetTEE

    That was the nicest way that could have been said. I feel the same, but my thought was kinda mean lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    God bless her and prayers for her healing, depression is a horrible experience I know the feeling...add this fickle business she's in and social media makes it worse...

  • Renee26

    Praying for her healing

  • xenaD

    Idk about all this but she had some bomb ill verses.. especially “thru with love.” People couldn’t get pass her awkwardness. I could

  • Rayne

    Please have this laugh with me!!
    I cannot take the dude in the backgrounds laughter! ????
    https://youtu.be/-p1FP-aAJdo

  • Renee26

    Martin is a plum fool!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Thingamajig

    I’M SCREAMING LAUGHING!!! Yes, one of my all time favorite shows! Martin comes in first followed by Bel Air. Absolutely loved it! Thanks for sharing the laugh! The day of the geecy is gonna get yah lol ? ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Miss Thang

    This is so real. God be with you, Michele.

  • kennedy220

    right...there were a few songs I thought she should have lead on...and to me she was a stronger live singer than Kelly...Some people also made fun of her singing voice but I thought it stood out...I even bought her solo stuff.and liked her secular album..but I supported them all

  • wonderwoman

    You gave me a good laugh. This is one of my favorite episodes (top 3 for sure). Along with the one where him, and Tommy goes to the DMV, and when Martin plays a fake Nino Brown(New Jack City). Please forgive me I digressed, praying for Michelle. It does take a lot of courage to admit you need help.

  • Miss Thang

    I see it all over Kelly.

  • Michelle Peele

    I always felt like she didn't fit with that group. I often think of the story of how they met. From what I can gather Kelly heard Michelle sing then took her to Beyonce. I believe her roots are gospel. But she caught a lot of heat after singing with Destinys Child then going back to do gospel. *Shrugs* All the best to her.

  • Michelle Peele

    I've struggled with depression for years. It finally took its toll on me and I tried to end it all a year ago. Obviously I wasn't successful with my attempt. I still have bad days but I know I can't go down that road again. I write and try to be brutally honest with myself about what I'm feeling; my perception on different situations. One day at a time...

  • 888

    For some reason I really like Tina Lawson. Proud of Michelle.

  • bemetoo

    this is my favorite scene i know all the lines its toooo fawking funny how the man in the background keeps laughing

  • bemetoo

    the day of the geechee is over

  • Vonn

    I'm glad that you are still here. Praying for your continued strength, one day at a time.

  • dru and neil

    I hope people can see that money fame and a MAN don’t always equal happiness and peace of mind.

  • bemetoo

    and to think #poormichelle wouldnt help

  • hottlanta

    That ain't go nothing to do with nothing. I guess all the poor people, non famous and single people are smiling.

  • hottlanta

    Wow luv your honesty and strength.

  • hottlanta

    Just wanting on Beyoncé to say she is depressed because she is tired of her pimp, excuse me husband doing those same 10 "On The Run Tours". I want her to say he wouldn't even let me take a break even after I had the twins.

  • hottlanta

    Glad you are still here. I tell people it is a everyday fight to stay same and black woman are conditioned to be these happy smiling people 24/7 and if we are not we are weak. If you don't feel good dammit own it and don't let no one tell you, you are going to hell for saying right now I am not okay.

  • hottlanta

    Joining you in hands on that.

  • SummerBaby

    Sending hugs your way! Thanks for sharing.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I just laughed SO hard st this!?
    What is wrong witchu?!?

    For real though, the Black Woman is the most indispensable, yet least appreciated person on the planet - is it any wonder we get tired of having to play Wonder Woman?

  • Anunnaki

    Lol

  • Anunnaki

    Bless your heart , stay strong NEVER give up,

  • dontgetblocked

    One thing I learned from Beckys is a good prescription will keep you semi-happy. We call them anxiety pills.

  • Thingamajig

    Yea you right... I had to watch it a second time ... ?

  • Thingamajig

    Take baby steps. Depression is an obstacle to overcome. I’ve been there too.

  • hottlanta

    Heloooooooo. I am sick of people when something happen to wealthy people they make a comment like that. Whatever she had when she was poor she gonna have it when she gets rich. If you are depressed and have money/fame you got the money/time and resources to take and get better care. If you are poor you don't have those options. Which side would you choose. She is blessed to have the money/fame to take care of herself. Then she got MAN capitalized when we got lonely people talking to walls to themselves because the house is toooo quiet and dying to have some noise in the house.

  • Michelle Peele

    Believe it or not I find it very liberating to share. Its not something that I'm proud of. But I'm also not ashamed of it either. Its apart of my journey I suppose

  • Michelle Peele

    All true...

  • Michelle Peele

    Grateful to still be here...

  • Michelle Peele

    Thank you for your kind words

  • Michelle Peele

    Truth!

  • Music

    I think it’s because she didn’t originally start out with the group. You can definitely tell that Kelly and Beyonce got the same performance training. They compliment each other, and know how to feed off each other’s energy.

    The same with Rhona in En Vogue. Great performer, but can tell she didn’t start out with the group.

  • Music

    Her depression started at a really young age. The fame just added more damage to an untreated illness. I think she’s strong enough to handle the music industry. If not, she would’ve been got out. She just needs to focus on her mental health, in order to be the best version of herself.

  • Music

    Stay strong

  • Music

    I can see why. Being associated with that particular family comes with a lot of pressures. They’re music industry royalty. The same with the Jacksons. Once associated, your life is never the same.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I suffer with bipolar disorder. It was inherited. I am up front about it. My friends and students know. I give them a heads-up because I can make 180 in no time and without provocation.

  • hottlanta

    Knowledge is power. I read a book call "Black Pain" and cried because we carry the burden of men/kids/parents/work/friends/world and if we take a moment just to stand in the sun and celebrate we are called "SELFISH". Glad I am selfish.

  • NeverSurprised

    You have absolutely NOTHING to be ashamed of. Everyone, in every walk of life, experiences depression. Kate Spade, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain -- to the outside world they had everything. Yet each one fell prey to depression.

    You are HERE!!. God has blessed you with the gift of life. So find EVERY pleasure in life and embrace it -- even something as simple as the beauty of a sunset, or reading a favorite book, or enjoying a child's laughter.

    WE WANT YOU HERE WITH US, so don't you dare leave us. ?

  • imright

    i wouldve thought she’d b going for anorexia....????? but glad shes getting help

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. Our life journies are different and we need to stop COMPARING our lives to others because they show us what they want us to see but not what we need to know. Everyone on Instagram/Facebook is smiling happy/cute and so in love. Yet people got mad at the Neeleys talking about they were fake No we are fake. They gave the public what they wanted and got tired of thinking about the public and thought about themselves. Folks loved them as a couple but hate them as individuals but they could be living their best lives apart. We gotta be brave to be different/own it and live our lives for us and no one else.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    It is amazing how celebrities are now speaking out about mental illness to help remove the stigma. Everyone did not have a normal upbringing, many people are dealing with trauma from childhood and then the pressures of the world just adds to it. This world will crush you if you are not strong so it is important to keep a great support system around you as well as keeping God first. It takes a min for the mind to slip so don't judge others.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    St John wort is also good..

  • joel adams

    Divorce is next
    New cd to follow

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    I see what you are saying, you are using your statement as an example for people who THINK and and assume life will be perfect with material things.... Nope..Those problems exist if you are
    poor or rich..

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Sooooo she's the first depressed human... Oh how brave of her to reveal. Good job at the reveal..She should get an award.....(psst... I'M depressed BROKE AND READY to explode,,!!!! Any body care?

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Stay strong!!

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Amen!!!!

  • BingBangBoom

    Hopefully the meds can help her.

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    Ok!!! Sometimes it takes cutting some people off including family . Sometimes your environment with all toxic people makes it worst.

  • NeverSurprised

    Agree wholeheartedly!

  • NeverSurprised

    Absolutely!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I care. ?

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it. I didn't speak to my mom's BigHots for 2 years and I have no regrets. She felt because she was mom she could run her house and your house, do and say whatever she wants. But even though you are grown you are still a child. It was a good 2 years I had peace. Now she watches what she says and does she knows I am having it. You have to make people respect you.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They are not royalty far from it ... They will soon be bottom feeders ... There is stuff going on way more than what the average eye can see.... True royals are not in the limelight right now for a reason... But the posers are and have many fooled. . But I get what you're saying though ... I'm speaking of the soul... Royal lineage ... These dark people aren't apart of that... And you will see.... Michelle is... They're not.. Anyone that associates with them and hold true royal (God) blood will get sick... Especially now if they still have a connection ... Which she does... Basically they're the reason ... Just saying... Do not be fooled.. Much love

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yeah... I hope he'll stick by her...

  • Real Talk With Kizzy Rock

    I sooooooo understand .... By all means necessary, remove anyone and that means anyone who jeopardizes your peace of mind. Most time it's the people closest to you, sadly!

  • hottlanta

    You don't need no one's permission to own your own shyt.

  • Wayup!

    Trust and believe that's exactly how her father wanted it!!
    They also downplayed Kelly's Beauty in the group as well
    Kelly has definitely grown into her face and is a beautiful woman
    but not only that she radiated Beauty from the inside something I never felt from Beyonce
    With Beyonce it always seem like she felt as if she was entitled to the attention and adulation..
    it was actually really hard for Michelle to ever try to fit in so I think she just didn't and did HER
    Believe it or not Michelle has fans there are people who actually like the odd man or the oddball out..

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Sho Don't!!! And a lot of those same men are depressed or unhappy.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I wander if Beyonce going to say anything to Michelle. We know Kelly is waiting on Beyonce before giving her support. Kelly should had been the first one offering Michelle support, since Kelly talked about how insecure she was about her skin color. But I respect Michelle highly because she Didn't need their support to get help for herself. I read that Michelle mentioned her depression to Manager Matthew and he told her she just needed to rest! Just no concern, as long as she was making Them money, just sad. I respect Solange for her support.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    You're right though... mental illness is an equal opportunity opportunist. (I really thought we had that figured out after discussing Spade and Bourdain for DAYS.) ?

  • Music

    Get help quickly!

  • Music

    She’s not married yet. Did it ever occur to you that maybe she’s working on becoming the best version of herself before tying the knot?!

  • Music

    Oh gosh no! I don’t want to read anymore about Faith and her eating a**.

  • Ni Ni

    Yes we care. I'm actually surprised at the number of people in here in the same boat?...very unfortunate really. I hope it gets better soon for you and everyone else.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Hey boo

    Try a partial hospitalization, insurance typically covers & is covered by fmla

    ??????????

  • hottlanta

    You don't know what Kelly has done or not. Everybody doesn't go to Facebook every time they have to pee. This is not a competition as to who gets there first so I can blast it on Facebook for the world so people like you can validate me doing a good job. They don't need your validation for a job well done. How is Kelly waiting on Beyoncé before she gives her support when Bey didn't give Jay-Z her support while cheating on her. She got her own issues. Your comment is crazy as hell and doesn't make any sense at a time like that.

  • hottlanta

    A lot of us have been there and didn't even know it at the time.

  • justlooking

    I understand and no she isnt the first nor last. Depression and financial woes go hand and hand. You arent alone. Unfortunately money or fame make it better. Think postive, surround yourself with positive people and keep your head up.

  • justlooking

    Nah, that is too postive. Folks aint hearing that.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I could have sworn she made this same announcement like last yr. Or maybe it was a couple of yrs ago after a performance with DC. IDK when but she announced this before.

  • Malai

    Good for Michelle ?? If only others would have recognized there was an issue and gotten help :(

  • Malai

    God bless you love ?? It’s amazing that you recognize your feelings.. I lost my unc In a murder-suicide Monday.. he felt hopeless and helpless and couldn’t see that there would be light at the end of the tunnel.. it gets THAT dark and I understand... keep faith in your progress and I wish you many, many blessings.

  • Malai

    Yesssss so true!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    HOLD ON! don't let go of the rope, reel yourself back in (easier said than done!).

    There's a book on Amazon Book Audio, "The clarity Cleanse" by Habib Sadeghi...there is a free 30 day trial. I don't know if you have to be a Prime member or put up a credit card.

    Depression is for myself, a spirit that seeps in, and cast a gloom (sadness, anxiousness, irritability and despair) over my life, a demonic spirit. Can come when nothing is wrong, or when things are good to blind me, or even when I've overcome challenges!

    I can't function, so I do the glass half-full, count my blessings, what IS RIGHT, "This Too Shall Pass"...minimize what ails me with "it could be worse" or...

    "Lord, I don't want anything more serious," some sudden NEW drama that makes my depression, a non-factor, Ok!

    Inch your way through financial healing, recovery, something's got give! You're coming through, keep on pushing through [positive] or let go, let God!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I wish Michelle total wellness, perfect health and perfect peace! The world is praying for and with her!

    Now she can share her testimony, her Phoenix experience! God is moving, Michelle is healed as her story is helping others, God Bless!!!

  • dru and neil

    And I have been in relationships in the past and swore up and down that man would make me “happy” and it really doesn’t work like that. You have to be happy with yourself!
    I’ve had friends tell me their spouses could stay or they could go, it really didn’t matter because they are simply not happy!

  • dru and neil

    Exactly

  • dru and neil

    This comment was in reference to those who believe money and a man will make them happy. I know broke spinsters got problems too.

  • Malcom Flex

    Good luck to her she gets mocked and dissed all the time.

  • justlooking

    put advisory statement on this post. Some folks are big mad negative.

  • abby500

    I wish Michelie the absolute best

  • Kemi

    Thank you for sharing your struggles with mental illness Michelle. I pray for you and everyone suffering from any form of mental health problems. Please, get the necessary help and support you need. Distinguish and weed out the negative energy/ ppl in your life. Take life step by step. Don’t EVER give up! We are all rooting for you. God bless you!!

    In light of this, I hope more black males etc in Hollywood will follow suit. There are disproportionately, a number of black men/ men suffering from mental health issues, but, due to male masculinity, emotionality & economic/ social constraints, which had led some into anger, isolation, drug abuse/ self-medication, aggression etc. Many of them feel stigmatized to confess their mental health status and seeking the help they need. My opinion, there is a need for more men-focused therapies/psychological interventions and awareness.

  • Patricia

    life beats most folks down.... but i know what you mean.
    nothing goes as planned, things fall apart, we lose people we love, folks commit evil towards me, i get burned out. its life. i've learned, as an adult, most of my problems are triggered by environment. once i started obeying Jesus about cutting off evil people, resisting temptation to sin, tending to my business in my household, etc my life turned peaceful and drama/headache/heartache-free.
    stuff still manages to squeeze in every now and then thanks to the husband and kids. they keep things busy and challenging enough... its guaranteed SOMEBODY gotta keep messing up the flow. thats just the way this goes :)

  • Kemi

    Absolutely! having money or a man in your life is not a be all and end all. You have to find happiness and acceptance within. I absolutely, understand where you’re coming from.

  • davine puddin

    When i began my mental health journey people mistreated me. Wasnt supportive. I felt worse cause there were so much help, empathy, and compassion for people on drugs than what i was dealing with. I had to cut many people from my acknowledgment especially if they were wrong towards me and act as if they were right and id i spoke up for myself oh she must not be on her meds. Uhm question when since mental health equate to being dumb or not understanding social cues? Some times its just a chemical imbalance.

  • Kemi

    You’re right in your assessment. My opinion as to why blk men marry outside of their race is, ( and it might seem a bit distorted, but this is my view).

    Blk men were killed, lynched, degraded and made less of an human being for just looking at a yte woman. We are in a new age, where interracial relationships are not punishable. Blk men are going out of their way to reclaim their manhood/ power by marrying yte women and sticking it to the yte men, due to the historical traumas. Especially if you’re a wealthy and established blk men. Not excusing the fact, that it’s so disheartening to see, that we as black women get bypassed. I’m not categorically saying all blk men in an interracial relationship do this.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Happiness most definitely starts Within!!! Then, one works it outward. At age 58, I Never came across A Person who made me Happy like I have experienced from Myself, Fact. I Don't look for it in others. It took Me Many mistakes to comprehend this. I Started from the Bottom, But I'm Here, But GOD!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And You know how!!! I did read Kelly went to facebook about her insecurities. That's her choice. Maybe Crazy to You, like Your comment Sounds Crazy to me. But it's My opinion. I still would hope, whatever choice Kelly and Bey choose that they would offer support of a faithful Group member.

  • hottlanta

    Kelly doesn't need Bey permission to give support.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And that Can be the worst situation to be in, Knowing You are Not Happy with a partner!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I agree and that would be nice, like Solange and Mom Tina offered support. But Kelly tends to follow Beyonce, like when both of them only looked at Michelle when she fail on stage. But Karma took care of that.

  • Kemi

    Exactly my point!

  • speakinmymind

    How fukkin old are you?? "wandering" if Bey is going to PUBLICLY share her support of her friend. It doesn't need to be public nor does Kelly have to wait on Bey to do a damn thing. Your comment isn't an opinion, it's mindless conjecture and stupidity.

  • Misslaydj

    THANK YOU!!!! Not on meds but can see how it can get that point. I remember telling my husband I dont feel right. Whatever that right was. I called out of work for 2 days just feeling low. Couldn't put my finger on it. Found an amazing therapist and 2 years later i never miss a session. After the first one I said ok now what, I'm good we spoke for 45 min. I still didn't know what was going on but I stuck with it and realized it was depression and anxiety. It took MONTHS to get to the root of the issue and had no clue I was carrying so much over the years. Thanks for your honesty.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Ya know how & why she had Depression while in Destiny Child.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile folks that go through depression that can admit it are some of the most intelligent people from my observation.... Fugg folks projections .... Most of the time the ones shamming are going through far worse .... Glad you got through

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I remember Danny Glover on the breakfast club saying he doesn't ever seeing himself with a yt woman because she wouldn't understand his struggle.. I see that changed quickly...

  • Yoni7

    cutting off evil people, resisting temptation to sin, tending to my business in my household, etc my life turned peaceful and drama/headache/heartache-free.
    ____________
    THE REMEDY!

  • Yoni7

    Many blessings towards your cleansing, healing and overall well being going forward.

  • What???

    I stand corrected

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Some people are extremely ignorant and some people who claim to want to hear your story, just want to hear it, so they can use it against you later.

  • Carrington

    I'm withholding comment... if she comes out with a book in the next three months, then I'm going to be pissed.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    If this isn't the truth, I don't know what is.

  • missmiami305
  • missmiami305

    There is such a stigma in the African-American community. I am glad you had the courage to seek help ??.

  • missmiami305

    I know. Always living in the shadows of Bey and Kelly has to be difficult.

  • missmiami305

    And she’s pregnant again lol

  • Dowoop

    Tell me more, tell me more.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurl!
    Go to Youtube and watch the videoS of Beyonce constantly shading, cutting down & ridiculing Michelle and Kelly goofy behind giggling in support of Beyonce being a bully.
    It is ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL on youtube.

  • K Edwards

    I hate to interject with this comment but she is a Leo. Not a Virgo

  • Rayne

    I hurt my side laughing at background dude!??

  • Rayne

    He switched up like 4 different personalities ????

  • Ang

    It's Beyoncé who is the Virgo lol

  • Logan Roberts

    Prayers, Hope & Encouragement Michelle, it does get hard out here in these streets sometimes.

  • cusp_23

    As a Virgo, I am offended ?

  • Ang
  • Ang

    And seeing how they did Farrah when she was sick probably didn't help. She was probably afraid of being kicked out if she ever mentioned that she was going through things.

  • dru and neil

    I used to look for it in others and material things as well. God only knows how much money I’ve wasted on BS, it’s satisfying in that moment to waste money, then it fades. Didn’t make me a happy person at all. But it’s nice when we come to grips with this and improve ourselves.

  • What???

    I stand corrected on Michelle

  • Munchosgirl

    He has had several, both of his daughters' mothers are yte...

  • TIKTIK

    Praying for her. mental illness is real. wonder if this is going to be included in her reality show. its reality.

  • Munchosgirl

    We are meant to be here, I tried at 13...didn't work. Depression and the Devil combined is no joke. After the failed attempt at 13, I thought life was picking up (it really didn't) I started coping...became a mother at 22....by 30 I was a mother of 4....Depression was kicking in heavy...A voice(Satan) said to me while laying in the bathtub "If you just lay down in the water you won't have to worry about anything anymore" I jumped up and began to cry out to the Lord, I had 4 babies to live for...suicide was NOT an option! I called the nearest mental facility and began treatment...Depression , Anxiety and PTSD...Prayer and medication....this was 17 years ago...Keep fighting the fight.

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    Yes! I know that all too well! People don't understand brain activity and imbalances and it's costly to dig deep and reveal just depression alone, not including bipolar disorder and many other similar conditions. Any one who even remotely hinted that I wasn't on my meds because i did not engage with them as they were pushing me to; would get the most polite read I could muster. I never let people dismiss my situation. I am a human, then a female woman with mental health issues but I ain't no fool and will not be disrespected inside or outside of my community for my condition.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? love Martin .. Chile

  • RespectSelf

    lol why???

  • RespectSelf

    Well I'm she is doing what is best for her... It seems like a lot of these celebs be going through it.

  • hottlanta

    I met a client yesterday who was good friends with one of the victims from the Atlanta child murders. His story made me pause on how he has been feeling guilty all these years dealing with his death. U made Michelle issue about a man instead of making it about life. People go thru stuff they didnt ask for.

  • hottlanta

    What if they didnt. They have a right 2 say no.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    These people live under too much pressure, whether self inflicted or not. It’s too much for them that’s why many celebrities go off the deep end.

    Get in front of yours honey! Call that demon out! Some folks are so afraid of the media and fans that they’ll sulk in depression! Good for her.

  • BingBangBoom

    Wait she has a reality show coming out? I keep reading she has a reality show coming out now I have mixed feelings.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Bless your heart! I'm so glad you chose LIFE, and your babies! God bless and strengthen you, daily!

  • Michelle Peele

    Its definitely a daily fight. But I can say I am becoming more comfortable with standing in my truth as opposed to doing as others expected of me. To me That's the beginning of living. If I have to stand alone for a bit until I can find my niche that's okay. I've learned that the truth can stand alone but a lie will always need a crutch!

    So grateful for all of you and your kind words.

  • Black4life

    I had a so-called friend and every time she came around me I would get anxious, nervous, sickly, and depressed. I started understanding these feelings only happen when she was around. Dump her, spoke to a therapist and determined it was my situation. Sometimes the people you surround yourself with do more harm than we think. The company you keep.

  • Black4life

    I do care...speak to a therapist, it really helped me. It might be time for a change of your surroundings and people.

  • Passion

    Right on Sis!

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    Thank you! Sending virtual hugs!

  • hottlanta

    My shero.

  • dru and neil

    At this point, I don’t even care that you totally misunderstood. I can’t break it down even further.

  • dru and neil

    Yes! Assumptions are made when someone has money, or a ring, that their lives are perfect, and they may not be, not even close. Lots of folks dealing with a lot of darkness regardless of what their lives appear to be. I know this because I’ve lived it.

  • Kemi

    Definitely it’s not an easy road to travel. That’s why a lot of ppl find themselves living with addiction, on top of depression. I salute anyone, who is honest with themselves about depression and other mental illness. It’s real and can overcome a person, if necessary care is not taken.

  • dru and neil

    Yeah it’s easy to start depending on substances drugs, alcohol when you stop believing in anything and think you have nothing to lose.

  • Munchosgirl

    All of this!

  • hottlanta

    I did understand what u said. You man her depression on fame money and a MAN.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ???????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks girl

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Yes!

    You are correct! I can’t be in close proximity with superficial, cheap and greedy people, we clash. Your instincts are true indicators that we can ignore or listen to, act on them!

    Good for you for trusting what you feel! Feelings can be more accurate than thoughts.

    We can’t always put into words how someone makes us feel! But, more often than not, your gut instincts are usually right!

    GOT TO HAVE THE GIFT OF GOOD-BYE!

  • Black4life

    Me too...children grown...husband is an annoying asshole. It's all about me, myself, and I. People will drain you of your time, energy, and stress you then ask you what's wrong.

  • Black4life

    This same co-worker came to my desk at work one day. As she start speaking to me I just felt this uneasiness from her. And I swear whatever spirit that had attached itself to her has trying to jump off on me. That sh*** was so real is frighten me but I sat there and shoved away from me. I told her to go to her desk and I would come over in a bit. Some people don't believe spirits are real but they are and will present themselves.

    I would myself get depressed and then I would start to ask myself where have I been. Who have I been around and that person was usually be depressed, bitter, and angry. This is so serious depression ain't no joke.

  • Black4life

    "The Gift of Good-bye....or Boy Bye...Girl Bye....

  • hottlanta

    It was about me/myself and I when they were babies and I had to curse other women out because I chose to go out from time to time. I be dayum if I am gonna be talking about Teletubbies and Paw Patrol all the time when I am away from them.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I read that last night too. If u like it fine but biggie was so big lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I read that last night too. If u like it fine but biggie was so big lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks hun!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thanks hun!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol hey Nancy

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Lol hey Nancy

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thinking bout it I work Chile I would have to take short term disability and Fmla

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thinking bout it I work Chile I would have to take short term disability and Fmla

  • Cap

    Mental hospital is not fun. I went there last year for depression too on a 5150 so I was there for two days instead of three and boy.... you go in there and they confiscate everything. No phones, no computers no nothing. You get your vitals checked on the hour, there's TV which is stuck on one channel unless you ask the nurses to change it, and you have to do activities throughout the day such as occupational therapy. The doors are padded, and you can't go outside. I never really got to rest or take a nap because they were always barging into my room to tell me to come out and take vitals, or because there was an activity we had to do. And the day would start at 7am. I was restless and relieved when I left, but being there with people who had more serious issues made me so much more grateful and determined to get back on track after the psychiatrist told me I just needed therapy/counseling. I'm glad she's getting the help she feels she needs. I've always thought Michelle was a good asset to DC as much as people clown her

  • T3

    Gotcha! Prayerfully everything will work itself out.

  • Munchosgirl

    Michelle had issues from early childhood...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hey Shug!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Beyonce would never pick a backup singer who could give her a run for her money.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    ‘Spirits’ are real! There are all kinds of spirits that attach themselves to human beings, sometimes generational spirits or family patterns will try to follow us!

    Dark, depressed, bitter and angry people who are acutely jealous of you or your complete opposite can and will affect you!

    We all have a shadow self, or can have negative emotions or thoughts, but some manage better than others because of our individual level of ‘self-wareness.’

    You’re very sensitive and intuned to your natural rhythms and intuition, BELIEVE WHAT YOU FEEL!

    We are powerful beings! Create your own Universe (a safe and healthy space) in the midst of chaos and bitterness!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    We're composed of magnetic fields of energy, so you should feel things, esp. when they're not right! You're creating your own Universe, rightly so!

  • Black4life

    You can sense bad energy.