One of the most emblematic trios of pop returns, this time with some right words about the importance of mental health.
Michelle Williams traveled to Instagram on Wednesday to share three audio clips of conversations with fellow Destiny’s Child stars Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Promoting Williams ’new book,“ Checking In, ”the singers made their own record of their openness to personal struggles.
“It’s okay not to be okay,” Williams began. “And it’s okay to tell someone it’s not okay.”
She was then sincere with her bandmates about her struggles with depression. “Honestly, I should have done this with all of you. I’ve been open about a lot of things, but I’ve never been really truthful about how it really was.
“Even though you’ve proven to be safe friends, safe sisters,” she continued. “Sometimes people have to know, like, no, they won’t look at you differently if you just say,‘ Everyone, I’ve been sad a little too much. “
Rowland congratulated Williams on his frankness, highlighting the role of “humility” in friendship: “You have allowed yourself to maintain a safe place and a safe space so that all friendships can be registered. It is a blessing to be able to have this.
“I think that’s what Destiny’s Child has ever done to me the most: it’s my gift of friendship to you ladies,” he continued.
“I only know Kelly and I feel so honored that now we are your safe place where you can express anything and we know you are that to us,” Beyoncé added.
“20 years ago [of friendship]”He said about his brotherhood.” He’s not going anywhere. “
Williams has long been a vocal advocate of mental health. In 2018, the 41-year-old singer registered at a mental health center to treat her depression, which she addressed with a statement on Instagram.
“For years I have been dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and empowering people to recognize when it is time to seek help, support and guidance from those who love and care for your well-being,” he wrote at the time. “I recently listened to the same advice I gave to thousands of people around the world and asked for help from a great team of healthcare professionals.”
Williams ’new book, published in time for Mental Health Awareness Month, shares more about his struggles with anxiety and depression and details some lessons he has learned over the years. Despite the many successes of his life, “not everything is perfect,” he said in an interview with CBS. “And that’s okay.”