Taraji P. Henson reveals she has struggled a lot with depression and anxiety

According to Taraji P. Henson, her depression would be so severe at times that she felt as though she was living in a “black cloud,” revealed a new Page Six report. The star confessed that she often had times when mood swings were the norm, for example, waking up in the morning and not wanting to leave home, to the point of becoming an agoraphobia.

In an interview with Self Magazine, the 49-year-old actress spoke about her mental state. The star admitted suffering from anxiety, for example, from root thoughts and brain scattering, which would increase anxiety and worry about the risk of bad things.

However, Taraji said that there was no shame in feeling this, because when she began to understand what was happening, she immediately decided to start talking to a therapist to help her solve her problems. .

Henson claims to have found a therapist through his co-star, Gabourey Sidibe. When it came to finding the right person for therapy, Sidibe said it was almost as if the sky had opened and she could see everything clearly.

Taraji revealed that her hello was to find a black woman who could understand her problems. According to Henson, black women live the world differently than others, and often the expectations are unique. She wanted to talk to someone who would understand her.

In addition, Henson denounced the idea of ​​”strong black woman” and said it was a dangerous misconception. Henson admitted to feeling “absolutely helpless” at certain times in his life, and everyone feels like that, sometimes it’s part of the feeling of being human. The inability to recognize all facets of the human experience, regardless of race, was a problem for everyone.

As fans of the actress know, she has been active for some years in the mental health movement, following her father’s struggles after returning home after the Vietnam War.


In 2018, Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, which seeks to help people with psychological problems in the black community.

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