Taraji P. Henson Discusses Mental Health Issues


Taraji P. Henson is getting very personal about living with depression and anxiety.

“When they yell 'Cut' and 'That's a wrap,' I go home to very serious problems,” the 48-year-old said in interviews.

The actress says the fame she once enjoyed now contributes to her struggles with mental health. But she’s taking control and seeing a therapist to help her manage.

"That's the only way I can get through it…You need a professional who can give you exercises. So that when you're on the ledge, you have things to say to yourself that will get you off that ledge and past your weakest moments."

Taraji also started the The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, which is dedicated to her late father. He also struggled with mental health issues after serving in the Vietnam War.

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