Michelle Obama admitted that she was frustrated as first lady and did not want to hear “bad news about the country she must serve”
Michelle Obama admitted that she was frustrated during her stay in the White House and said she did not want to hear “bad news.”
The 57-year-old former first lady said in an interview on Tuesday night that she had dealt with “low-grade depression.”
“When I was the first lady, I sometimes didn’t hear bad news about the country I had to serve,” she said on CBS’ Stephen Colbert’s evening show. “Because I know this news does not fully reflect what this country is.”
She added: “But this is not reality, this is not the way people live in everyday life, so I gave up on this.”
Elsewhere in the interview, she mentioned the Covid epidemic: “No one can live a noble life. I think it’s important for young people to know that, like, no, you don’t feel everything. It’s all very good time,”
Many people believe that the coronavirus outbreak that caused governments around the world to implement lockdowns and impose social restrictions may be a factor in the increase in the incidence of mental health problems for many people.
Michelle Obama said that she talked to 22-year-old Malia and 19-year-old Sasha about how to deal with depression and told them that there will be ups and downs throughout their lives.
She added: “When I talked to the children about this, I tried to urge them to understand that the valleys are temporary, and the peaks are temporary.” “They must be prepared to deal with highs and lows.”
Obama said that she responded to the situation by spending time with family and friends, which “makes [her] It feels good”, as well as walking and exercising.
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Ms. Obama added: “We must be patient with ourselves, especially in difficult times.”
In August last year, Obama first publicized his mental state on his podcast.
She said at the time: “I know that I am facing some form of low-grade depression, not only because of quarantine, but also because of ethnic conflicts. I just saw this. [Trump] The administration looks at its hypocrisy day after day, which is frustrating. “