Michelle Williams Discusses Being Diagnosed With Depression in Her 30s and Shares Her Mental Health Journey in New Book “Checking In”

Michelle Williams on GMA

Michelle Williams is speaking candidly about her mental health journey.

While appearing virtually on Good Morning America Thursday to promote her new book, Checking In, the 41-year-old singer chatted about her mental health and how she wasn’t officially diagnosed with depression until later in life.

When GMA co-host Robin Roberts asked how she sought help after going undiagnosed since she was a teenager, Williams said, “I found help when my responses — just the anger and the irritability and the bitterness — was just out of character for me.”


“And I just sought some help and that’s when I got a diagnosis in my 30s that it was in fact depression,” the Destiny’s Child alum continued.

In July 2018, Williams — who has said she has struggled with depression since she was 13 years old — announced that she turned to health care professionals to reach a healthier headspace.

“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,” the “Say Yes” singer wrote on Instagram at the time. “I recently listened to the same advice I have given to thousands around the world and sought help from a great team of healthcare professionals.”

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Nicholas Rice