Michelle Obama says she's suffering from low-grade depression

Michelle Obama says she's suffering from low-grade depression

- Michelle Obama said the things happening around the world have her stressed and drained

- The mother of two admitted she sometimes cannot sleep well and has bouts of low-grade depression

- Michelle further explained in her podcast that the hypocrisy in the government and racism in the US has left her sick and tired

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One day after celebrating her husband’s 59th birthday, former US First Lady Michelle Obama has disclosed she has been experiencing a mild case of depression.

The mother of two said she was torn apart by what was going on in her country and that caused her to go through emotional highs and lows.

In her podcast, Michelle disclosed she was overwhelmed by the pandemic, rampant racism and what she termed as hypocrisy by the Trump administration. The author said sometimes she wakes up in the deep of the night with an unexplainable heaviness and worry.

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Michelle Obama says she's suffering from low-grade depression

Michelle Obama and her family during a past vacation. Photo: Michelle Obama
Source: Instagram

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"I am waking up in the middle of the night because I am worrying about something or there is a heaviness,” she said.

The 56-year-old added that she had not found many reasons to be happy in recent times and tragedy kept befalling the world.

“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,” Obama’s wife added.

Michelle further revealed she was spiritually broken and has not felt this beaten down in a while.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that former US First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated her loving husband Barack as he turned a year older.

The 44th United States president turned 59 years old on Tuesday, 4 August and his number one lady described him as her most favourite guy. Michelle shared a beautiful throwback picture of their family from way back when their daughters Malia and Sasha were still young kids.

This was even before the two became occupants of the White House and also was during a vacation at a beautiful scenery that lit up the background.

"Happy birthday to my favourite guy. Here's to all the good days, blue skies, and new adventures to come," she captioned the photo, adding a kiss emoji at the end.

Earlier in the day, netizens flooded social media with beautiful messages to celebrate the former head of state. Others even took the opportunity to just marvel at his leadership while sharing some of the best moments of him during his tenure.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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