“Our ideas…They’re that highly effective.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on common life in so some ways, together with within the realm of psychological well being — a topic of which Taraji P. Henson just lately opened up about her personal expertise with.


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“I used to be in a darkish place,” she admitted. “For a few days, I could not get out of the mattress, I did not care. That is not me. Then, I began having ideas about ending it. It occurred two nights in a row.”

Henson mentioned that at one level she thought to herself, “I might go in there proper now and simply finish all of it, ‘trigger I need it to be over.”


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Ultimately, she determined to succeed in out to her pals: “I am speaking to one in every of my girlfriends and I knew, I used to be good sufficient to say, ‘I’ve to say it.’ As a result of part of me was ashamed. I used to be like, ‘I do not need them to suppose I am loopy. I do not need them to obsess over me or suppose they gotta come and sit on me.'”

“So sooner or later I simply blurted it out to my girlfriend. She referred to as me within the morning and I used to be like, ‘You realize I considered killing myself final night time. Oh my god, I really feel so a lot better. I am not gonna do it now.'”


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Henson went on to elucidate how not speaking about how she felt initially exacerbated the suicidal ideation she was experiencing.

“At first, it was like, I do not need to be right here. After which I began fascinated with going and getting the gun. And that is why once I awakened the subsequent morning, and I blurted it out.”


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“As a result of I felt like after some time it was going to take over me and it was going to turn into a plan as a result of that is how robust my mind is. Our ideas…They’re that highly effective.”