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I Suffer From Depression - Taraji P.Henson Reveals

The Empire actress also revealed she sees a therapist regularly and had to go through several before finding the perfect one. 

 


Taraji P. Henson


 


Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson has just revealed she suffers from depression.

 

Henson who recently started a foundation to help those dealing with mental illness issues revealed her battle with depression and anxiety in a new interview.

 

“I suffer from depression,” the Oscar-nominated actress told Variety, adding that she turns to a therapist when she needs help.

 

“That’s the only way I can get through it. You can talk to your friends, but you need a professional who can give you exercises.”

 

"My anxiety is kicking up even more every day, and I’ve never really dealt with anxiety like that,” she said. “It’s something new.”

 

She continued; “I think there’s a misconception with people in the limelight that we have it all together, and because we have money now and are living out our dreams, everything is fine. That’s not the case,” she clarified. “When they yell ‘Cut’ and ‘That’s a wrap,’ I go home to very serious problems. I’m still a real human.”

 

The Empire actress also revealed she sees a therapist regularly and had to go through several before finding the perfect one.

 

“I remember the first time I went, I was angry, because I was like, ‘She didn’t tell me nothing! She didn’t tell me anything!’ You’re not going to figure it all out in one sitting,” Henson explained.

 

“We’re walking around broken, wounded and hurt, and we don’t think it’s OK to talk about it. We don’t talk about it at home. It’s shunned. It’s something that makes you look weak,” she said.

 

“We’re told to pray it away. Everyone was always asking me, ‘Do you have a charity?’ Well, dammit, this is going to be my calling, because I’m sick of this.”

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