Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Contemplated Suicide Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Contemplated Suicide Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The seemingly neverending COVID-19 pandemic has had a dire impact on millions of people around the globe, including celebrities like actress Taraji P. Henson. 

She revealed in a telling episode of her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji, that she contemplated taking her own life. She told co-host Tracie Jade and psychologist Dr. LaShonda Green:

“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.”

Taraji P. Henson added that she had recently bought a gun and told herself:

“I could go in there right now, and just end it all.”

During her dark moment, she even considered how her son, 26-year-old Marcell Johnson, would be impacted and said she thought:

“He’s grown, he’ll get over it.”

Thankfully, she was able to overcome it after telling a friend about her struggle.

“I felt myself withdrawing. People were calling me, I wasn’t responding. I just didn’t care. Finally, I’m talking to one of my girlfriends and I knew, I was smart enough to say, ‘I have to say it.’”

While she said she felt “ashamed” about it, she decided to open up anyway.

“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.’”

Taraji P. Henson said that was all she needed to recover and told her friend:

“‘Oh my god, I feel so much better. I’m not gonna do it now.’”

She went on to say:

“For me, I’m no professional, but I felt like, if I don’t say it, it becomes a plan. And what scared me, is that I did it two nights in a row. And the thoughts kept coming. Now I started think about how. At first, it was like, I don’t want to be here. And then I started thinking about going and getting the gun. And that’s why when I woke up the next morning, and I blurted it out. Because I felt like after a while it was going to take over me and it was going to become a plan because that’s how strong my brain is.”

Prayers for Taraji P. Henson!

The post Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Contemplated Suicide Amid Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on theJasmineBRAND.

Source of the article : New feed at Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Contemplated Suicide Amid Coronavirus Pandemic