Michelle Obama Says She's Dealing With Low Grade Depression | 22 Words

Michelle Obama has opened up about her mental health on her podcast this week, and she got very candid...

Michelle Obama isn't afraid to be honest and on the line.

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And that includes talking about her own mental health.

This week, she had a lot to say on the matter...

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And 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.

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

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.

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Continuously supporting him was his wife, Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama quickly became just as famous as her husband...

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And she made the most idyllic First Lady.

The Obama's have a lengthy love story.

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.

Though Michelle admits that, initially, she wasn't too keen on the idea of dating Barack...

"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.

But it was clearly meant to be.

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.

Michelle supported her husband as he navigated his way through politics...

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

It didn't take the world long to fall completely in love with Michelle.

People simply loved the First Lady.

And, even after Barack's presidency came to an end...

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Michelle 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.

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.

In fact, Michelle is the most admired woman in the world!

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

The former First Lady has recently launched her new podcast.

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

And, true to that, in today's episode, the star got candid about mental health.

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While 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.

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“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."

She continued:

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“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."

She then went on to say this...

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“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.

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And also stressed the importance of taking a step back from social media and turning off your phone.

“The thing we have to remember is, we’ve been through tough times in this nation."

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“We are in a unique moment in history. We are living through something that no one in our lifetimes has lived through," she added. For more on the Obamas, scroll on to check out their stunning vineyard estate...