Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression

Janet Jackson Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression

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In the latest issue Essence Magazine, Janet Jackson opened up about the keys to her recovery from Depression. The embattled singer, and new mother traced her struggle with low self-esteem to feelings inferiority that persisted through her childhood, the pressures which resulted in her yielding to impossibly high standards. “Of course there are always the societal issues racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition,” Janet wrote. “Thankfully, I found my way through it.”

Janet credits the birth her first child as bringing her levels joy which had evaded her in her adult life. “When I kiss him. When I sing him stly to sleep. During those sacred times, happiness is everywhere,” she explained. Janet’s son Eissa Al Mana born 17 months ago, has given her the capacity and energy to move into the future. Janet and the child’s father separated 3 months after the birth Eissa, citing religious beliefs and cultural difference the agent change.

“In my forties: Like millions women in the world, I still heard voices inside my head berating me, voices questioning my value,” Janet remarks. Even so, many men and women have sought inspiration from her work in the decades since she rose on the scene. She inspired a generation R&B talent to look beyond the borders convention, and is still going strong.