Taraji P. Henson has seen some things. The 50-year-old actress just revealed that she witnessed her mother being robbed at gun point … TWICE! Understandably so, Henson says she’s carried that trauma with her, her entire life.
In a preview for her new Facebook Watch show, Peace of Mind with Taraji, the “Baby Boy” star says that, even though she was just 6-years-old, she can remember the first time her mother got robbed like it was yesterday. While seeing her mom face such a horrific moment could be terrifying, Taraji says it fueled her with a fight, not flight, spirit. “Watching her go through that, and because she didn’t crumble, what she didn’t realize is that she was putting fight in me,” Henson stated.
This is just a snippet of what is sure to be a powerful series helmed by Henson, and her best friend, Tracie Jade. The series aims to “shine a spotlight on the challenging mental health issues facing us today – particularly of those in the Black community. Through personal interviews with both celebrities, experts and everyday people, the series will show how to provide support, bring awareness and help eliminate the stigmas of mental health issues.”
Peace of Mind with Taraji premieres on Facebook Watch Monday, December 14 at 9amPT/12pmET and will feature two episode drops a week:
– On Mondays, Taraji and Tracie will sit down for powerful and revealing discussions with celebrity guests and everyday people about the mental health issues that have impacted their lives.
– On Wednesdays, Taraji and Tracie will delve deeper into the experiences of Monday’s guests with licensed therapists, and reveal their own stories related to the topics in an effort to provide the community with useful tools and techniques to help manage the specific mental health issues.
“Guests this season will include actress and best-selling author Gabrielle Union on her experience with PTSD, singer and television personality Tamar Braxton on the damaging pressure of being a strong Black woman and not seeking help, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige on holiday despair and isolation, stand-up comedian and actor Jay Pharoah on police brutality and cultural competency, in addition to topics such bipolar disorder, grief after death without warning and more.”
Will you be tuning in?
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