Janet Jackson's Love Letter To Her Fans About Dealing With Depression Is Exactly What We Need Right Now
Janet Jackson is speaking up about dealing with depression and the timing could not be more perfect.
Famous mental health advocates
In sharing her story, Jackson joins her voice with many other famous people who have been open about their mental health struggles and in so doing, become advocates.
Catherine Zeta-Jones came clean about treating a bipolar disorder in a 2004 memoir. Stories like hers and numerous others, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Princess Diana, and Jon Hamm, have helped thousands acknowledge their own struggles.
Jackson's story is available in the July/August edition of Essense magazine and in there, the mom of one says her depression was an intense struggle.
It's somewhat ironic that the theme of the magazine's edition is "The Happiness Issue" because Jackson says straight up that she is no expert on happiness having dealt with self-doubt, guilt about her failed relationships, and depression.
Love letter to her fans
The music icon and actress already detailed much of the depression that dominated her 30s in a self-help book, True You, published in 2011, but this time around she has written a love letter to her adoring fans.
She is in a much happier place these days and finding the utmost happiness has come in the form of her 1-year-old son, Eissa. Good for you, Janet!