Destiny's Child Singer Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility to Fight Depression

Michelle Williams attends the Wearable Art Gala at California African American Museum on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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Michelle Williams, the songstress who vaulted into notoriety along with some woman named Beyoncè (I wonder whatever happened to her?), has voluntarily checked herself into a California mental health facility a few days ago.

TMZ reports that Williams is being treated at a facility near Los Angeles, Calif., continuing her ongoing fight against depression. The singer has been open about her mental health struggles in the past, telling Rolling Out in 2013: “For years growing up, I thought someone getting treatment and counseling was really crazy or had personality disorders, but it’s really for normal people that have some issues that they need answers to.”


Williams issued a statement today on her Instagram account that seemed to acknowledge that she was seeking help.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, African Americans are more likely to suffer from depression than whites but are much less likely to seek treatment for the illness.

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