Taraji P. Henson continues her journey on mental health advocacy by offering a new season of her Facebook Watch series, “Peace of Mind.”
The show will continue the conversations surrounding mental health issues—most importantly, how the Black community has been affected.
The second run of the Emmy-nominated series will premiere on Facebook Watch, October 11.
A Star-Studded Raw Season
PEOPLE reported that “Peace of Mind” will dive into numerous issues such as social media bullying, gun violence, repression of emotion in Black men, and overcoming adversity.
The trailer provides a sneak-peek of Henson and co-host Tracie Jade, having raw conversations with several notable Black stars.
Some celebrities on the upcoming show include basketball player Karl Anthony-Towns, who reportedly lost seven family members to COVID-19.
Henson spoke on her suffering, looking back on her time as a victim of domestic violence. “Once the fist came, that’s when I knew I had to go,” the host said.
In December 2020, the first season of “Peace of Mind” aired. In August, the show was renewed for a second run.
The 51-year-old told Entertainment Tonight she knew the show would be necessary because when she and her team launched the “Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation,” they saw the impact on a smaller scale.
The Oscar nominee said “Peace of Mind” was a natural progression, a platform where people all over the globe can watch.
Henson said she loves talking to a community of black and brown people who cannot afford therapy but can watch her show for free. The second season of “Peace of Mind” airs on Monday with weekly episodes via Facebook Watch.
Henson’s Darkest Hour
The pandemic has taken a toll on people worldwide, and celebrities are not exempted. In December 2020, The Blast reported that Henson considered ending her life during the Coronavirus lockdown.
The “Empire” icon opened up about her situation in a conversation with co-host Jade and a psychologist on the first season of “Peace Of Mind with Taraji.”
Henson said Covid-19 halted work in the entertainment industry, and she lost the motivation to get out of bed or do anything for a couple of days.
The mother-of-one avoided communication with friends and battled lingering thoughts about ending her life with a gun she recently purchased until she spoke to a girlfriend.
That morning’s phone call put the “Acrimony” star at ease. The show’s guest psychologist said having such unwanted feelings is “absolutely normal.”
Her Shattering Loss
March 29 was a sad day for Henson, who was unable to save the life of her French bulldog K-Ball as revealed by The Blast.
The “Hidden Figures” star broke the news of her beloved pet’s passing via Instagram that Monday, explaining that she could no longer watch him suffer from breathing issues.
The actress said she treated K-Ball to the finest luxuries of life during their three years together and emotionally struggled with his passing.
In her captions, the multiple award winner said that K-Ball filled her life with love and curbed her anxiety, but his body could not withstand two surgeries.
Henson seems to have bounced back and is helping others heal with “Peace of Mind.”