Missy Elliott Shares Mental Health Struggles

Missy Elliott discusses her mental health struggles and encourages others to speak up.

The icon recently revealed in an Essence cover story that the pandemic allowed her to reflect on her childhood and other things.

Elliott discussed her two-year low period, which was over a decade ago when she suffered from Graves’ disease.

Missy said,

Now I’m fine with being like, ‘Hey, I got anxiety’ or ‘I went through depression,

Missy also stated,

Even the biggest artist, or just the regular everyday working person, we all go through s__t. We all do. And it’s okay to say, “Hey, I’m not okay today.” Probably we would keep a lot of people around if we were that open, because we would be able to uplift each other.

How transparent are you about your mental health struggles? 

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