Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson, in her recent episode of peace of mind with Taraji on Facebook, revealed how she contemplated committing suicide.
Taraji addressing mental breakdown during the covid-19 pandemic with her co-host Tracie Jade and Dr. LaShonada Green, a licensed psychologist, stated that she could have ended her life. She said:
“During this pandemic, it’s been hard on all of us, and I had a moment. I had a dark moment. I was in a dark place. For a couple 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. It happened two nights in a row.”
The empire star actress who just ended her engagement to former NFL player, Kelvin Hayden, went on to say:
“I had purchased a gun I could go in there right now and just end it all, ’cause I want it to be over.” She went on to say that she remembered her 26-year-old son, Marcell Johnson, and told myself get over it”
“I began withdrawing and stopped responding to concern loved ones who had reached out, i realized she needed to speak up about my feelings.”
“Finally I’m talking to one of my girlfriends and I knew, I was smart enough to say, ‘I have to say it.’ Because a part of me was ashamed. I was like, ‘I don’t want them to think I’m crazy. I don’t want them to 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. Oh my god, I feel so much better. I’m not gonna do it now.'”
“…what scared me, is that I did it two nights in a row. And the thoughts kept coming. Now I started think about how. At first, it was like, I don’t want to be here. And then I started thinking about going and getting the gun. And that’s why when I woke up the next morning, and I blurted it out. Because I felt like after a while it was going to take over me and it was going to become a plan because that’s how strong my brain is. Our thoughts… They’re that powerful.
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