Michelle Obama Explains Why She’s Suffering With ‘Low-Grade Depression’

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Michelle Obama has always been pretty candid about her feelings but in her latest podcast she opens up entirely, giving an in-depth look at what’s really going on in her world.

She is truly making waves in breaking the stigma of depression, proving it can affect anyone.

And that includes talking about her own mental health.

And she got very specific about one of the things taking its toll on her.

Since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he and his family have been catapulted to unprecedented levels of fame.

And gained a strong and loyal fan base as a result of his progressive views on social issues such as same-sex marriage and gun control.

And, in his 8 years in the White House, Obama cut taxes for working families, small businesses and first-time homebuyers, as well as sticking to his promise of tackling financial reform, alternative energy, reinventing education, and health care.

Continuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.

And she made the most idyllic First Lady.

The couple first met when a then twenty-five-year-old Michelle Robinson was assigned as a mentor for a twenty-eight-year-old Barack Obama at their law firm.

“Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought ‘No way. This is completely tacky,'” she told ABC News, when discussing how the pair had met.

Barack’s proposed date was clearly a hit, as the pair were quick to become a couple, and later tied the knot in 1992. Michelle noted that her husband’s vows were a glimpse at what was to come. “Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered,” she later recalled.

And, along with their two young daughters, was suddenly catapulted into the spotlight when he ran for president.

People simply loved the First Lady.

Michelle has remained very much in the hearts of our nation and is still regularly seen out and about at public events.

Her memoir, Becoming, which was published in November last year, has become one of the most successful books of the decade, and she regularly attends public engagements and does work for a variety of charities.

Beating out other contenders such as Oprah Winfrey, Greta Thunberg, and Hilary Clinton.

Michelle is set to explore meaningful conversations through candid conversations with guests.

While discussing her mood, she explained that while she was feeling down at the moment, this wasn’t just to do with the pandemic.

“Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife, and just seeing this administration, watching the hypocrisy of it, day in and day out, is dispiriting.”

“I have to say that waking up to the news, waking up to how this administration has or has not responded, waking up to yet another, um, story of a Black man or a Black person somehow being dehumanized, or hurt, or killed, or falsely accused of something, it is exhausting,” she said. “And it has led to a weight that I haven’t felt in my life, in a while.”

“I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression.”

As well as stressing the importance of taking a step back from social media and turning off your phone.

“I try to make sure I get a workout in, although there have been periods throughout this quarantine, where I just have felt too low,” she said. “I’ve gone through those emotional highs and lows that I think everybody feels, where you just don’t feel yourself.”

She continued: “These are not fulfilling times spiritually.”

As well as being kinder to herself and accepting her feelings.

But highlighted that we as a nation have “been through tough times” before.

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