Michelle Williams Responds To People Who Say She Doesn’t Look Like She’s Been Depressed
As a culture, we’re incredibly behind when it comes to understanding mental illness. We have all types of misconceptions that we project onto people who are brave enough to share their struggles—often causing more damage to someone who is in need of healing.
It happens every day, with normal people. And battling depression in the public eye just makes it that much worse—because there are opinions coming from…everywhere. Michelle Williams, who shared that she was seeking treatment for her most recent bout with depression also shared that more than a few people have been telling her that she doesn’t look like she’s been depressed.
I’m sure they mean it as a compliment but it also perpetuates a stereotype that depression has a certain look. And that’s just not always the case.
See what Michelle had to say about all of this below.
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“You don’t look like you’ve been depressed to me!” I posted about this on Twitter a few weeks ago. That was a statement someone said to me. It almost made me feel guilty for doing the work to feel better, look better and BE BETTER!! I began to wonder how long was I supposed to walk around looking like what I had been through. Now don’t get it twisted, I definitely looked and felt a mess but I made the decision to get it together!! I look at new pictures of me now vs 10 weeks ago and I truly thank God for bringing me this far. I hate to have this conversation again because my friends and family know that I’ve been here before. I just want to encourage someone to smile, get up, brush your teeth, comb your hair, shower, put some bronzer on, get a shape up, put some lotion on your ashy ankles, put something nice on. For those of you unfamiliar with someone going through something…..pray before you speak or just smile at them and keep it moving. With love!! ❤️ Ps: as my mom would say “I don’t wanna have to say this again!” 🤣Click the link in my bio for my bible plan I created with @YouVersion on anxiety and depression! ❤️#MentalHealth #AmIGettingThickAgain #IHopeSo 📸: @frawleyphoto Outfit provided by @juellemonea