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Taraji P. Henson is set to host a new talk show on mental health for Facebook Watch.
Henson will co-host Peace of Mind with Taraji alongside her longtime best friend, Tracie Jade Jenkins.
According to Variety, Henson will interview celebrities, experts and everyday people about mental health issues, expressly those in the Black community.
“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,” Henson said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” said Mina Lefevre, Facebook Watch’s head of development and programming.
The Golden Globe-winning actor, writer, and producer’s foundation is named after her father, a Vietnam veteran — who lived with a mental health condition for several years without receiving the help he needed.
“He drank a lot to deal with his pain, until he did not want to do that to himself anymore,” she said at the time. “I always felt helpless because I didn’t want to see my dad in so much pain. I wanted to fix him but didn’t know how. He would be so happy, and then when the darkness came, I just never knew what to expect.”