Michelle Obama talks about her difficult year 2020, marked by depression: “Times during which we do not recognize each other”

Pandemic, murder of George Floyd, presidential elections under high tension … the year 2020 was all about the explosive cocktail in the United States. A context that could not be more delicate than Michelle Obama felt the full force. The First Lady confided in “its ups and downs” in the magazine People who devotes his front page to him.

“Depression is understandable in those times. I needed to recognize what I was going through, because a lot of times we feel like we have to hide this part of ourselves, always have to lift ourselves up and act like this. if we don’t row hard underwater “, confided the one who had already admitted having lived “moments when we don’t recognize each other” during summer. “That’s what mental health is. You have ups and downs.”, she stressed.

The keys to this fight, which will no doubt resonate with part of the population, she is already trying to pass on to her two daughters, Sasha and Malia. “What I explained to my daughters is that one of the things that keeps me going is being old enough to know things are going to get better.”, slipped the wife of Barack Obama to the magazine. “There is light at the end of the tunnel”, she assures, on a more positive note.

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