WATCH: Michelle Obama tells Colbert she struggled with depression over the death of George Floyd and the quarantine

Appearing with Stephen Colbert, former First Lady Michelle Obama said “depression is understandable during these times.”

“We had the continued killing of black men at the hands of police,” Michelle explained.  “Just seeing the video of George Floyd, experiencing that eight minutes.”

“That’s a lot to take on, not to mention being in the middle of a quarantine. I needed to acknowledge what I was going through, because a lot of times we feel like we have to cover that part of ourselves up, that we always have to rise above and look as if we’re not paddling hard underneath the water,” she added.

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