Hollywood star actress, Taraji P. Henson has opened up on her struggles with depression. The 48-year old Empire star made this known in a chat with Variety.
According to her, the problem which she has never experienced before keeps increasing by the day.
“I suffer from depression.”
“My anxiety is kicking up even more every day, and I’ve never really dealt with anxiety like that. It’s something new.”
At a point when her career is booming, Taraji P. Henson feels fame has dealt a great blow to her mental health.
“It was fun at first, but the older I get, the more private I want to be… I think there’s a misconception with people in the limelight that we have it all together, and because we have money now and are living out our dreams, everything is fine. That’s not the case. When they yell ‘Cut’ and ‘That’s a wrap,’ I go home to very serious problems. I’m still a real human.” Henson explained to the outlet.
The actress has since taken a bold step in getting help:
“I talk to someone. I have a therapist that I speak to. That’s the only way I can get through it”.
She also revealed she sees her therapist regularly.
“It has to be regularly, and that’s what I learned. It gets frustrating because you’re waiting for them to fix you, but it’s not that easy.”