Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Gives Mental Health Update

By Katrina Nattress

July 21, 2018

On Tuesday (July 17), Michelle Williams announced that she had checked herself into a a mental health facility. Now, the former Destiny's Child member is giving an update on her health and well-being, assuring fans she's "better."

"I feel the [love]! I just wanted to let you guys know I'm better," she wrote on Twitter, followed by a praying hands emoji. She captioned the text image with the words "Progress not Perfection!"

In a statement given on July 17, Williams said "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." 

"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," she continued.

Check out her health update below.

Williams has always been open about her battle with depression. 

During a visit to The Talk last year, Williams was candid about her struggles, admitting she's been suffering from depression since she was in her early teens. By 2013, she was suicidal.

“I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like ‘I’m the provider, I take care of people, I’m not supposed to be feeling this way — what do I do?’ I wanted out,” she explained on the talk show. 

Watch the clip below.

In April, Williams got engaged to her boyfriend Chad Johnson. That same month saw Destiny's Child reunite during Beyonce's historic Coachella performances.

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