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Actress and Empire fan favorite Taraji P. Henson is letting everyone know there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to mental health. Henson took a moment to speak to E! News while attending an event for her non-profit organization, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. which focuses on black mental health.

The foundation was created in honor of Henson's father, who suffered from PTSD after serving his country in the Vietnam War.

Henson told E! News:

There's nothing to be ashamed of. Are you ashamed of a broken ankle? Are you ashamed of having to get a root canal?

She also pointed out that the African-American community needs to be more vigilant about discussing mental health:

[It's] passed down through the generations, you have to be strong. It's weak if you speak upon a mental illness, or it's demonized. That's not healthy.


Unfortunately, some folks couldn't get past the organization helping the African-American community.



This nonsense was quickly shut down.




For everyone else, there was nothing but gratitude.









And that's how you get it done.



H/T: USA Today, E!

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