Former United States First Lady Michelle Obama said she suffered from “low-grade depression” due to the pandemic, racial tensions and “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.
She said that dealing with “emotional ups and downs” requires “knowing yourself” and “the things that bring you joy”.
Ms. Obama said she had struggled with her exercise routine and sleep.
“I wake up in the middle of the night because I’m worried about something or there is heaviness. ”
“These are not, these are not fulfilling times, spiritually,” said the 56-year-old. “I know I am struggling with some low grade form of depression.
“Not just because of my forties, but because of the racial conflicts, and just seeing this administration, watching its hypocrisy, day in and day out, is disheartening. “
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She also said it was “exhausting” to “wake up to another story of a black man or a black person somehow dehumanized, injured, killed or falsely accused of something.”
“And that led to a weight that I haven’t felt in my life for a while,” she said.