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.
Michelle Obama isn't afraid to be honest and on the line.
via: InstagramAnd that includes talking about her own mental health.
This week, she had a lot to say on the matter...
via: Getty ImagesAnd she got very specific about one of the things taking its toll on her.
The Obamas have become one of the most famous families in the world.
Obama became the president of the people...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.
He successfully served 2 terms as president...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.
But Barack wasn't alone in his presidential journey.
via: GettyContinuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.
Michelle Obama quickly became just as famous as her husband...
via: GettyAnd she made the most idyllic First Lady.
The Obama's have a lengthy love story.
Though Michelle admits that, initially, she wasn't too keen on the idea of dating Barack...told ABC News, when discussing how the pair had met.
But it was clearly meant to be.later recalled.
Michelle supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics...
It didn't take the world long to fall completely in love with Michelle.
@MichelleObama @sherrysmah You, Michelle, represent the best of who we are. Thank you for being in our lives. We love you.— Don (@Don)1504826906.0
And, even after Barack's presidency came to an end...
via: GettyMichelle has remained very much in the hearts of our nation and is still regularly seen out and about at public events.
Her post-White House career is flourishing.
In fact, Michelle is the most admired woman in the world!
via: GettyBeating out other contenders such as Oprah Winfrey, Greta Thunberg, and Hilary Clinton.
The former First Lady has recently launched her new podcast.
Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks—and this one’… https://t.co/nzGEFadeIr— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1596024932.0
And, true to that, in today's episode, the star got candid about mental health.
via: Getty ImagesWhile discussing her mood, she explained that while she was feeling down at the moment, this wasn't just to do with the pandemic.
During the episode, Michelle talked about the Black Lives Matter movement and Trump's response.
via: Getty Images“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."
If we want to keep making progress on issues like racial justice, we’ve got to be willing to start hard conversatio… https://t.co/OzqrpVrlPP— Michelle Obama (@Michelle Obama)1595876540.0
She then went on to say this...
via: Getty Images“I know that I am dealing with some form of low-grade depression."
Michelle said that to cope with these feelings, she's trying to stick to a routine.
via: Getty ImagesAs well as stressing the importance of taking a step back from social media and turning off your phone.
Despite having a routine, she admits that there are times where she has felt “too low" to stick to it.
Can't wait for you to hear my conversation with my friend and confidante @michele_norris. We talked about how we’re… https://t.co/erqi63o6l6— Michelle Obama (@Michelle Obama)1596571402.0
Ms. Obama described the change as being a “direct result of being out of body, out of mind."
via: InstagramShe continued: “These are not fulfilling times spiritually."
She has been navigating these troubling times by spending more time with her family each night, which she said has helped.
via: TwitterAs well as being kinder to herself and accepting her feelings.
She acknowledged that we are “living through something that no one in our lifetimes has lived through."
via: InstagramBut highlighted that we as a nation have “been through tough times" before.