Singer Michelle Williams has revealed that she suffered from serious depression in her adolescence, most notably during the time she was in the iconic girl group, Destiny’s Child.

The 37-year old singer discussed her longtime struggle with depression on Wednesday’s episode of The Talk after Demi Lovato addressed her own experience with the mood disorder in her YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated.

Williams was 19 when Destiny’s Child skyrocketed to fame with the album The Writing’s On the Wall. She said the group’s manager, Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles, didn’t understand her feelings amid the success, a depression so profound she had suicidal thoughts.

Many people suffer silently with depression. Here’s Tonya and Sonic talking about this story and Sonic sharing his own experience with depression.

For those struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts, there are resources like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-8255


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