After publicly opening up about her battle with depression during her industry tenure as one-third of Destiny’s Child, gospel songstress Michelle Williams is taking the next step toward recovery: mental rehabilitation.
As one of the mental health awareness community’s biggest voices with a widespread platform, Michelle was lent her voice to the cause for several years. She’s encouraged others to seek help, she wrote, and is now listening “to the same advice [she has] given to thousands around the world.” Michelle doesn’t give specific details about the mental health facility or “team of healthcare professionals” from which she’ll now be seeking services from, but like the rest of us, she’s proud and happy to have put her best foot forth in recovery.
“Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocated for the betterment of those in need,” she concluded. “If you change your mind, you can change your life.”
The declaration immediately received an outpour of support and love from fans, who praised and applauded the “Say Yes” singer for taking the powerful initiative. Her industry mates feel the same way, and have stopped by her Instagram account to send their words of love, light and encouragement for Michelle to keep pushing too.
See some of the support she’s got behind her below:
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