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Christian singer Michelle Williams offers advice to those
struggling with depression
Article By Olivia Mann // EEW Magazine Lifestyle
Posted February 22, 2017
Fighting depression? Christian singer and former Destiny’s Child member, Michelle Williams,
knows what you’re going through and is offering up some advice:
Don’t withdraw from life!

“Depression likes to keep you secluded, inside your home,” she
tweeted. “Go outside and do
your best to enjoy how beautiful it is!”

The GRAMMY® Award-winning “Say Yes” singer ended the social media message with the
hashtag, #IKnow, confirming her intimate understanding of depression—something Williams has
previously talked about.
Her battle began at age 15 and eventually, she realized she needed to get help to get herself
together.

“I had some amazing therapy, because see, sometimes what we do is we also isolate ourselves
from people that do love us,” said the 36-year-old Broadway star in an interview with
Essence.

Williams says the sessions assisted her in reintegrating into family life and finding a sense of
balance, normalcy, and community. “It was like getting back connected with people that honestly
love me,” she said, adding, “That’s what really strengthened me again.”

In a 2014
interview with BET’s “Lift Every Voice,” the Rockford, Illinois native, who got her start
singing in the Church of God In Christ (COGIC), also stressed the importance of resisting
negativity in the battle against depression.

"If the thoughts that enter your mind don't bring peace, happiness, joy, think on those things that
are from above,” Williams told host Fonzworth Bentley.

Her advice is in keeping with Philippians 4:8 that says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is
true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is
admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.”

According to Williams, it’s important to keep your thought life right, stay connected to a
supportive community and don’t assume that the finer things in life will bring you joy, because
they won't.

“You never know what people are going through. They can have the best hair and makeup in the
world, wear the most fabulous designer clothes, be at every red carpet event, but still be
unhappy,” she said.

Perhaps you are where Michelle Williams once was and you have a dark cloud of depression
hovering over your head. If so, there is help for you in Christ. Let our intercessory prayer team
intercede for you.
Click here to request prayer!
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