Popular Hollywood actress, Taraji P Henson, disclosed that she battled the thoughts of ending her life during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Taraji opened up while speaking to co-host Tracie Jade and Psychologist Dr. LaShonda Green in her recently aired episode of her ‘Peace of Mind’ show on Facebook.
She said, “For a pair of days, I couldn’t get out of the bed, I didn’t care. That’s not me.
“Then, I started having thoughts about ending it,”
‘I could enter there immediately, and just end it all.’
She said she had recently purchased a gun and thought, “‘I could go in there right now, and just end it all.’”
On how her death would affect her son, Marcell Johnson, Taraji said she remembered thinking, “‘He’s grown, he’ll get over it.’”
The Empire star said that after two nights of those thoughts, she knew she had to open up to someone.
“I was like, I don’t want them to think I’m crazy,” she said. “I don’t want them to, you know, obsess over me or think they gotta come and sit on me.”
“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,’” Henson said, taking a big breath and then adding, “‘Oh my god, I feel so much better. I’m not gonna do it now.’”
The 50-year-old mother said opening up about her thoughts helped her overcome them.
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