Taraji P. Henson is opening up about a very terrible moment she endured after the announcement of the Coronavirus lockdown, saying she even considered taking her own life.
The ‘Empire’ star broke her silence on the situation during her new Facebook Watch show, ‘Peace Of Mind with Taraji’ where she was speaking with co-host Tracie Jade and a psychologist about the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to the A-lister, things went south after the Coronavirus first exploded in the U.S. in early March, and she claims like many others she was upset about being forced to stay home.
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At the time, the entertainment industry came to a halting stop and it meant many in the television and movie business were out of work.
The 50-year-old actress said she found herself struggling to get out of bed in the morning to do anything. “For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of bed and that’s not me,” she revealed.
This went from bad, to worse, and Taraji says she was “having thoughts about ending it.” She described having recently purchased a gun, and recalled “I could go in there right now, and just end it all.”
During the discussion, Taraji revealed she was considering taking her own life for several days before deciding to speak about her feelings to a friend. “People were calling me, I wasn’t responding. I just didn’t care,” she explained.
The good news, she finally spoke to a girlfriend, explaining she didn’t want to sound crazy expressing her feelings but admitted — “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. Oh my God, I feel so much better. I’m not gonna do it now,” Taraji said.
In the end, Taraji admitted that airing the bad thoughts to someone else was exactly what she needed to combat the feelings and start to heal. During the session, the psychologist explained having these unwanted feelings is ‘absolutely normal.’
As we reported, Taraji recently launched a foundation that focuses on mental health and started her Facebook Watch show which focuses on the topic often. Recently, Tamar Braxton made an appearance on the show, speaking for the first time about her attempt on her own life — thanking Taraji for creating a platform where she could express her feelings in a comfortable and trusted setting.