It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Destigmatizing Mental Health Challenges For African Americans

2020 ⸱ 

Taraji P. Henson


Actor Taraji P. Henson witnessed her Vietnam Veteran father struggle with mental health issues. Taraji shares why it’s okay to not be okay and why she founded an organization to to fight the stigma and bring awareness to mental health issues within the African-American community.

About the speaker(s)

Taraji P. Henson is an award-winning actress, singer, author and philanthropist known for playing strong female characters, notably Loretha “Cookie” Lyon in the television dramaEmpire. Taraji is the co-founder of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation named in honor of her father and committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African American community.

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