Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high'

Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high'
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week Jill Biden to focus on military families on foreign trip Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election MORE in a new interview discussed her experiences dealing with depression amid the events of the past year. 

During an appearance on CBS’s "Late Show with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertRita Moreno defends Lin-Manuel Miranda after 'In the Heights' casting criticism Jon Stewart: Coronavirus 'more than likely caused by science' Colbert returns to film before studio audience MORE" that aired on Tuesday, Obama told the host that dealing with depression is normal.

“This is a part of life,” Obama told Colbert. “Nobody rides life on a high, and I think it’s important for young people to know that you know it’s like, no, you’re not going to feel great all the time.”


Obama said she talked to her children about dealing with depression, telling them they’ll have ups and downs throughout their lives.

“When I talk to my kids about that, I try to urge them to understand that the valleys are temporary, and so are the peaks,” she added. “They have to be prepared to handle the highs and the lows.”

The full interview is set to premiere later Tuesday night.