Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child to visit WFU for Mental Health Week

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams will speak at Wake Forest on Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m. in Wait Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

A lead singer in Destiny’s Child, one of the most popular R&B groups of the early 2000s, Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Broadway actress, entrepreneur, designer and television host.

Williams will discuss her experience with mental illness and the importance of conversations about mental health. Her talk is part of Wake Forest’s Mental Health Week (March 18-22) – a student government initiative created to reduce the stigma around mental illness on college campuses.

An advocate for women’s health and empowerment, Williams is an ambassador for the Office on Women’s Health, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she promotes awareness for maintaining optimum physical and mental health through nutrition, exercise and proper medical care.

Other events during Wake Forest University’s Mental Health Week include a Petting Zoo, Puppies on the Quad and Zumba.

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