Michelle Williams Reveals Depression: 10 Other Celebrities Who Have Suffered From Depression

By Kahlil Thomas on January 17, 2013 2:37 PM EST

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child fame reveals in an interview that she has suffered from moderate depression since she was 15 years old. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Michelle Williams, one-third of Destiny's Child, revealed in an interview to the Associated Press that she has battled moderate depression for years and that she has fought against it without the use of medication.

Williams, who is gearing up for nationwide tour of the show "Fela!", said that she began suffering from depression at 15 or 16 years old.

"We're taught, 'Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.' Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists -- that's your healing. Take advantage of it," Williams said.

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The singer, who is also putting out a new solo album, is talking about this fight now so others will get the help that they would need.

Williams also discussed the upcoming Destiny's Child greatest hits album including a new track titled "Nuclear," the group's first new song in eight years.

"Stacking those harmonies on top of each other gave me goose bumps. We were like, 'We still sound good together.' Duh! The bond will never die. We're always going to be close," she said.

There has been some talk that the group may make a surprise appearance together during Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime show.

"Who knows?" she said. "We make sure not to go too long without doing something."

Williams gives advice to those who are suffering through depression.

"Go see a professional so that they can assess you. It's Ok if you're going through something. Depression is not Ok, but it is Ok to go get help."  

Here's a list of 10 other celebrities who have suffered from depression.

  • Jon Hamm
  • Owen Wilson
  • Demi Lovato
  • Health Ledger
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Winona Ryder
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Anne Hathaway

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