Megan Thee Stallion sought help from a therapist after the deaths of both of her parents.
Megan’s mother, Holly Thomas, passed away in March 2019 after a fight with brain cancer. Megan lost her grandma shortly after her mother died, and her father died when she was a teenager.
In the second episode of Taraji P. Henson’s Facebook Watch series Peace of Mind with Taraji, Megan talked about getting counsel.
It’s Absolutely OKAY
“I’ve lost both of my parents. Now I’m like, ‘Oh my god, this is hard, who do I talk to? What do I do?’ I just started learning that it’s OK to ask for help. It’s OK to want to go get therapy,” she said.
“As a Black person, and when you think of therapy you think of ‘Oh my gosh, I’m weak,’ you think of medication, and you just think the worst,” clarified Megan.
“That’s kind of what you see on TV too; like, therapy wasn’t even presented in the media as something that was good. Now it’s becoming safe to admit that okay there is a lot on my plate right now somebody please help me.”
Keeping Busy Helps
Megan admitted that whenever she’s going through a difficult period emotionally, she sometimes puts herself into her career and work: “I work through my emotions, I always have. When people start to see a lot of me or when my schedule gets really full, I’m probably going through something because I wanna keep my mind busy.”
The 26-year-old singer said she listens to her mother’s voice often, praying “like 80 times a day” and imagining what she would do in certain scenarios.
“When I’m feeling down, I’m like, ‘Girl, what would your mama tell you right now?’ Because if my mom was here, she’d be in my ear like, ‘What are you doing? Is is okay? You can do better than that.’ I make it a point to always keep her words in the back of my head to keep me going,” said Megan.
I Want To Make Them Proud
Last year Megan said that she plans to continue her education despite her celebrated presence in the world of music in order to respect her late mother’s legacy.
“I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud,” she said at the time, adding, “I want my big mama to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed. My grandmother used to be a teacher, so she’s on my butt about finishing school. I’m doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for the women in my family. If it weren’t for them, I would not have been who I am today”
Strong Women In The Family
“I’ve always seen everybody in my life be independent,” she recalled.
“My daddy passed away when I was 15, so my mama had to work hard in order to take care of us. There were times when we had money problems but even then, my mother and my two [maternal] grandmothers always made sure I didn’t know.”
Megan continued: “We could’ve been struggling, but they made it work and I look up to them for that and so much more. I’ve always seen strong women make it work. This is all the more reason why I’ve always wanted to have that same drive that women in my family had. I know I get a lot of my strength from my mother and both of my grandmothers.”