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taraji p henson

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Happy Father’s Day!!! I miss you EVERYDAY!!! I wish we had more time on earth together!!! I still get mad sometimes and ask God why........I am human 🤷🏾‍♀️ #Forgiveme #RipDaddy 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋

Happy Father’s Day!!! I miss you EVERYDAY!!! I wish we had more time on earth together!!! I still get mad sometimes and ask God why........I am human 🤷🏾‍♀️ #Forgiveme #RipDaddy 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋

77,861 529 16 June, 2019

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🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #Sudan

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #Sudan

168,243 3,101 14 June, 2019
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261,270 3,047 12 June, 2019

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198,628 2,419 10 June, 2019
The first Boris Lawrence HENSON Foundation “Can We Talk” conference for mental health awareness. 🙏🏾💋💋💋

The first Boris Lawrence HENSON Foundation “Can We Talk” conference for mental health awareness. 🙏🏾💋💋💋

110,633 1,621 10 June, 2019
@kballhenson May I please have my meditation chair back 😩😩😩😂😂😂🤷🏾‍♀️💋💋💋

@kballhenson May I please have my meditation chair back 😩😩😩😂😂😂🤷🏾‍♀️💋💋💋

31,417 321 10 June, 2019

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With you ANYTHING is possible!!! Thank you for standing with me @kelvinhayden 🙏🏾💋💋💋

With you ANYTHING is possible!!! Thank you for standing with me @kelvinhayden 🙏🏾💋💋💋

180,662 845 8 June, 2019
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋 #Repost @iamjessiemiles
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@tarajiphenson got emotional while speaking in front of congress on mental health! @blhensonfoundation
Photos: @gettyimages⠀

Taraji P. Henson got emotional as she testified before Congress on Friday about the need for mental health counselors and education, especially in the black community, in wake of a rise in suicides of young people.

The Empire star, who has an adult son, also talked about her own battle with depression and anxiety, which she has been open about, as she spoke before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. "I really don't know how to fix this problem, I just know that the suicide rate is rising," she said. "I just know that ages of the children that are committing suicide are getting younger and younger." A study published in JAMA Pediatrics earlier this year showed that between 2007 and 2015, annual ER visits relating to suicide by people aged 5 to 18 rose from 2.2 percent to 3.5 percent, and from 580,000 to 1.2 million. "It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death," Henson said. "I just...I'm sorry. That one is tough for me. So I'm here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of kids going into bathrooms, cutting themselves, you're supposed to feel safe in school." "I'm here using my celebrity, using my voice, to put a face to this because I also suffer from depression and anxiety," she continued. "And if you're a human living in today's world, I don't know how you're not suffering in any way, I mean if you turn on the news, that's PTSD right there. We need each other. This is me reaching across the table, trying to lend a helping hand in the best way I can. We have to save the children." •

🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋 #Repost @iamjessiemiles
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@tarajiphenson got emotional while speaking in front of congress on mental health! @blhensonfoundation
Photos: @gettyimages

Taraji P. Henson got emotional as she testified before Congress on Friday about the need for mental health counselors and education, especially in the black community, in wake of a rise in suicides of young people.

The Empire star, who has an adult son, also talked about her own battle with depression and anxiety, which she has been open about, as she spoke before the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health. "I really don't know how to fix this problem, I just know that the suicide rate is rising," she said. "I just know that ages of the children that are committing suicide are getting younger and younger." A study published in JAMA Pediatrics earlier this year showed that between 2007 and 2015, annual ER visits relating to suicide by people aged 5 to 18 rose from 2.2 percent to 3.5 percent, and from 580,000 to 1.2 million. "It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death," Henson said. "I just...I'm sorry. That one is tough for me. So I'm here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of kids going into bathrooms, cutting themselves, you're supposed to feel safe in school." "I'm here using my celebrity, using my voice, to put a face to this because I also suffer from depression and anxiety," she continued. "And if you're a human living in today's world, I don't know how you're not suffering in any way, I mean if you turn on the news, that's PTSD right there. We need each other. This is me reaching across the table, trying to lend a helping hand in the best way I can. We have to save the children." •

703,594 13,314 8 June, 2019
My little pony last night at my first @blhensonfoundation #borislawrencehensonfoundation conference benefit!!! WE HAVE SOOOO MUCH WORK TO DO!!!! I AM HERE FOR IT!!! #GodIS 🙏🏾💋💋💋

My little pony last night at my first @blhensonfoundation #borislawrencehensonfoundation conference benefit!!! WE HAVE SOOOO MUCH WORK TO DO!!!! I AM HERE FOR IT!!! #GodIS 🙏🏾💋💋💋

430,535 3,225 8 June, 2019
Please join me!! I will be going live at 7pm #Instagram TONIGHT where I will be discussing #MentalHealthAwareness #Trauma #Grieving #Depression #Anxiety happening within the African American community. This conversation is an inclusive one for all. When we learn from each other that’s when we can create real change. It’s time to stop hurting and start healing... #blhf #CanWeTalk? #BenefitDinnerTonight

Please join me!! I will be going live at 7pm #Instagram TONIGHT where I will be discussing #MentalHealthAwareness #Trauma #Grieving #Depression #Anxiety happening within the African American community. This conversation is an inclusive one for all. When we learn from each other that’s when we can create real change. It’s time to stop hurting and start healing... #blhf #CanWeTalk ? #BenefitDinnerTonight

39,507 550 7 June, 2019
#CanWeTalk WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR #MentalHealth @blhensonfoundation #BorisLawrenceHensonFoundation 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋

#CanWeTalk WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR #MentalHealth @blhensonfoundation #BorisLawrenceHensonFoundation 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💋💋💋

253,779 2,985 7 June, 2019
I am taking the #MentalHealth crisis in the black community to Capitol Hill!!! God calls us ALL to fulfill a purpose that is much bigger than ourselves.  YOU MUST ANSWER THE CALL!!! FOLLOW @blhensonfoundation FOR ALL INFO on my mental health foundation named after my father the #borislawrencehensonfoundation Eradicating the stigma around mental illness one convo at a time!!! #IssaMovement #CanWeTalk  #GodIs 🙏🏾💋💋💋

I am taking the #MentalHealth crisis in the black community to Capitol Hill!!! God calls us ALL to fulfill a purpose that is much bigger than ourselves. YOU MUST ANSWER THE CALL!!! FOLLOW @blhensonfoundation FOR ALL INFO on my mental health foundation named after my father the #borislawrencehensonfoundation Eradicating the stigma around mental illness one convo at a time!!! #IssaMovement #CanWeTalk #GodIs 🙏🏾💋💋💋

25,208 612 7 June, 2019