Taraji P. Henson is one of the most celebrated female names in the entertainment industry. Not only as an actress but also as an inspiration to her fellow women.
But in as much as all that is going on in her life and her success rate is high she opened up that things during this pandemic were not easy that she contemplated suicide.
She has always been very open about her struggles with depression and anxiety.
“For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of the bed, I didn’t care. That’s not me. Then, I started having thoughts about ending it.” she said during her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji.
Taraji owns a gun and that just motivated her to just take her life. Thoughts she has been having for two days consecutively.
“If I could go in there right now, and just end it all ’cause I want it to be over. Thought about my son [Marcell Johnson], I said, ‘He’s grown, he’ll get over it,’” she continued.
The Empire star told a friend about her mental state and admitted that she felt ashamed of looking crazy.
“I was like, ‘I don’t want them to think I’m crazy.’ I don’t want them to, you know, obsess over me or think they gotta come and sit on me. So one day I just blurted it out to my girlfriend. She called me in the morning and I was like, ‘You know I thought about killing myself last night.’”
Just telling her friend made Taraji realize the thoughts would have taken over and we would have lost a gem.
Anxiety and depression should not be a death sentence. Seek help when things get out of control, it doesn't have to end. Just like Taraji has shown us, you are never alone.