These past few months have clearly not been the best for the celebrity, as she broke off her engagement with Chad Johnson back in December.
Williams gave an interview to Essence and talked about how this breakup had devastated her, leaving her on the brink of thinking about taking her own life.
She is no stranger to experiencing depression, as she has been in and out of that state ever since she was in her early teens.
Falling Into Depression
According to Williams, she thought her life had ended, as she felt completely helpless and weak after her breakup.
She didn’t think she would live long, as she had given up all hope from life and saw no exit from her condition. For Williams, the breakup made her feel like a total failure personally and also in the public eye.
The pair had gotten engaged back in March of 2018, however, when she started planning the wedding, it brought with it an unexpected wave of depressing thoughts which started impacting her life very deeply, eventually leading her to seek treatment for her vulnerable mental health just a few months after her engagement.
In her mind, Williams thought any depressive thoughts she had previously experienced were now in the past since she had a fulfilling love life and also great physical health thanks to the regular workouts.
However, according to her, what she didn’t realize is the fact that she had replaced depression with anger, which had caused her to question the purpose of life altogether.
Another major event that caused further damage to her mental health was in December, right after the opening day of Once on This Island, a production on Broadway which starred Williams, as she underwent a nervous breakdown and was ordered by the doctor to immediately leave the production.
However, you would be relieved to know that Williams has been feeling much better post-December, citing the months of March as well as April of this year to be exceptionally positive in her life.
Her solution? To stick with her routine and take life one day at a time. According to her, she now believes that all it takes for things in life to get better is time.
One major advice that Williams has for all those undergoing a similar predicament in their life is to accept their pain and let it flow through their system, instead of making a conscious effort to ignore it.
If you are experiencing depression, then Williams wants you to fully immerse the painful thoughts and accept that you are feeling a particular way.
But then, she wants you to make a conscious effort to get back up. She wants you to tell yourself that life will get better, and there is no point in lying down in bed all the time.
The remedy is to convince yourself to get up and get moving, no matter how dark the day ahead may seem.