Taraji P. Henson To Host Mental Health Talk Show On Facebook Watch

by Jamila Lizet White

October 6, 2020

Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

Taraji P. Henson is known for her dynamic roles from Hidden Figures to Baby Boy but now the actress has added talk show host to her resume as Facebook Watch greenlights Peace of Mind with Taraji (working title).

“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” said the 50-year-old actress. The new original series will focus on mental health issues and mental wellness; specifically those that have an impact on the Black community. “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue to create conversation around an issue that is near and dear to my heart.”

And the NAACP Image Award winner won’t be alone! Her long time friend Tracie Jade Jenkins, Executive Director of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, will serve as the co-host.

The duo is hoping to bring awareness and help eliminate the stigmas of mental health issues by interviewing celebrities, experts, and everyday people.

“The work Taraji has done in the mental health space is inspiring, and we’re thrilled to have her come to our platform to educate and entertain around this incredibly important topic,” shared Mina Lefevre, Head of Development & Programing for Facebook Watch. “One of our strengths at Facebook Watch is building community and conversation around topics people care about, and we’re looking forward to taking this journey together.”

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