Taraji P. Henson Wants to End Stigma Around Mental Health in Black Communities

A couple of years ago, Taraji P. Henson was searching — and struggling — to find a therapist for herself and her son.

“It was hard finding therapists who were culturally competent,” the actress told ‘Marie Claire” editor-in-chief Sally Holmes. “It’s not that they don’t exist. But pooling them together and finding them is quite daunting.”

The conversation was hosted via “Marie Claire’s” invite-only Power On Summit. The now virtual gathering included conversations from Gabrielle Union, Vanessa Pappas, Stephanie Ruhle and many more. Henson’s headline talk was a frank discussion about mental health and revealed why she decided to launch The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation with her best friend. The actress and producer saw a demand for an organization that seeks to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues specifically in the Black community.

“We have trust issues when it comes to the medical industry, especially when it comes to

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Taraji P. Henson to host mental health series for Facebook Watch

Taraji P. Henson is set to host a show about mental health on Facebook Watch.



Taraji P. Henson holding a sign posing for the camera


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Taraji P. Henson

The ‘Empire’ star will be the face of a brand new series titled ‘Peace of Mind with Taraji’, which will be co-hosted by the actress and Tracie Jade Jenkins, who is the executive director of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, which was set up by Taraji to help end the stigma around mental health.

According to Deadline, Taraji and Tracie will use the series to dive into issues of mental health, particularly those affecting the Black community, and will interviews experts, celebrities, and everyday people.

The hosts will also show viewers how to show support and combat stigma surrounding the treatment of mental health issues.

Taraji – who named the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation after her late father – said in a statement: “I’ve long been a mental health

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Taraji P. Henson Hosting New Talk Show About Mental Health for Facebook Watch

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Taraji P. Henson is adding “talk-show host” to her already extensive resume.

The actress is set to host a new Facebook Watch series that will focus on the importance of mental health, the platform announced Monday.

Henson will co-host alongside her longtime friend Tracie Jade Jenkins, and together the two will discuss mental health issues — particularly those in the Black community — with celebrities, experts and everyday people. Each episode will focus on a different mental health topic.

The show is currently called Peace of Mind With Taraji and will begin production later this year.

“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” Henson said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue

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Taraji P. Henson to host talk show on mental health

Taraji P. Henson will shine a spotlight on mental wellness in a new talk show for Facebook Watch, co-hosted with her longtime best friend, Tracie Jade Jenkins.

The original series, “Peace of Mind with Taraji” (working title), is slated to go into production later in 2020. In the show, Henson (“Empire,” “Hidden Figures”) and Jenkins (executive director of Henson’s Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation) will interview celebrities, experts and everyday people about mental-health issues, particularly those in the Black community.

“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” Henson said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue to create conversation around an issue that is near and dear to my heart.”

“Peace of Mind with Taraji”

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Taraji P. Henson to Host Talk Show on Mental Health for Facebook Watch

Taraji P. Henson will shine a spotlight on mental wellness in a new talk show for Facebook Watch, co-hosted with her longtime best friend, Tracie Jade Jenkins.

The original series, “Peace of Mind with Taraji” (working title), is slated to go into production later in 2020. In the show, Henson (“Empire,” “Hidden Figures”) and Jenkins (executive director of Henson’s Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation) will interview celebrities, experts and everyday people about mental-health issues, particularly those in the Black community.

“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” Henson said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue to create conversation around an issue that is near and dear to my heart.”

“Peace of Mind with Taraji”

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Facebook Watch Greenlights Taraji P. Henson Mental Health Talk Show

Facebook Watch has greenlit Peace of Mind with Taraji (working title), a talk show focusing on mental wellness with actor Taraji P. Henson and co-host Trace Jade Jenkins, Executive Director of the Boris Lawrence Henson foundation.

The new original series will have the Golden Globe-winning actress and Jenkins dive into pertinent mental health issues, specifically those that affect the Black community.

Through interviews with celebrities, experts and everyday people, the series will show how to provide support, bring awareness and help eliminate the stigmas of mental health issues.

“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” said Henson. “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue to create conversation around an issue that is near and dear to my

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Taraji P. Henson, 50, Shows Off Abs, Butt In New Bikini Instagrams

  • Taraji P. Henson, 50, just shared some more bikini pics from her birthday trip.
  • In the photoshoot, she shows off her toned abs and butt in a metallic bikini.
  • The Empire alum just completed a 30-day fitness challenge and is already back at her workouts with her personal trainer.

    Taraji P. Henson just wrapped up a trip to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate her 50th birthday (HBD, Taraji!!!), and she’s shared a bunch of bikini pics on Instagram.

    The Empire alum kicked the celebration off with pics of herself in a white string bikini on a yacht, as one does, and she followed that up with photos of herself rolling around in the waves. Now, the What Men Want star is dropping a series of pics of herself boatside in a pretty metallic string bikini, and her abs and butt look so freakin’ toned.

    “BAWDY BY @forcefitnessinc and #hardasswork

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    Taraji P. Henson, 50, Shows Off Toned Body In Multiple Bikini Pics

    • Taraji P. Henson, 50, just showed off her toned body in multiple bikini Instagrams.
    • The actress is in Los Cabos with her friends after celebrating her 5oth birthday.
    • The Empire alum just completed a 30-day fitness challenge with her trainer.

      Actress Taraji P. Henson recently turned 50, and she celebrated in a big way by partying on a yacht in a thong bikini. Now, the What Men Want star back on the ‘gram with another bikini photoshoot showing off her insanely toned body. Taraji posted a series of pictures of herself in a super cute leopard print thong bikini soaking up the sun on the beach with her friends in Los Cabos.

      “🌊🌊🌊,” she simply captioned the post.

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