Jun 202018

Janet Jackson Opens Up About 'Intense' Struggle with Depression

Janet Jackson is on the cover of Essence magazine’s July/August 2018 issue, on newsstands June 22.

Here’s what the entertainer had to share with the mag…

On struggling with depression: “I struggled with depression. The struggle was intense. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And of course there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way through it.”

On her one-year-old son Eissa: “The height of happiness is holding my baby son in my arms and hearing him coo, or when I look into his smiling eyes and watch him respond to my tenderness. When I kiss him. When I sing him softly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere.”

On #MeToo: “We are living at a time in history when women all over the world are refusing to be controlled, manipulated, exploited or abused. We have found our strength, and we will not relent.”

For more from Janet, visit Essence.com.

Janet Jackson Opens Up About 'Intense' Struggle with Depression
Source: Just Jared

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