I've dealt with depression: Michelle Williams

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 13:10 hrs

Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Michelle Williams, who found fame with the girl band Destiny's Child when she was just 18, reveals she battled with depression for years.

"I have dealt with depression. I had to choose to get out of bed and do whatever I needed to do to be happy. We are taught, 'Just go to church and pray about it. The lord is going to heal you.'" femalefirst.co.uk quoted Williams as saying.

"In the meantime, I believe god gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists - that's your healing. Take advantage of it. Go see a professional. It is okay if you are going through something. Depression is not okay, but it is okay to go get help," she said.

The 32-year-old, who has reunited with her former bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland to release new song "Nuclear", says her fourth solo album is nearly finished.

It's inspired by her struggle with depression and hopes it helps those who are going through bad phase.

"Sometimes you are going to wake up on the wrong side of the bed or some situation than might have you down in the dumps, but you have to choose to be happy.

"I am choosing life. And I am hoping this album makes people want to choose life," said Williams.

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