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How Taraji P. Henson Overcomes Her Own Depression and Anxiety Issues

Only “Extra’s” special correspondent Megyn Ryte was backstage with Taraji P. Henson after she was recognized by Variety Power of Women for her work fighting the stigma of mental illness in the black community.

Taraji created her foundation to help those struggling with mental health, naming it the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation after her father. She said, “I think people kinda trust me, they look up to me, so by me coming forward with my own story, coming forward about my own depression and anxiety, I think people have a misconception about celebrities is we have it all together, but we have our own real lives to go to when the cameras are off.”

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