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Taraji P. Henson quits alcohol and weed after a trip to Bali
April 10, 2023
Mental health extraordinaire Taraji P. Henson, founder of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, reports that she took a much-needed break in Bali for her mental well-being.
One such experience made the Howard University alum feel like herself again, prompting her to detail her “spiritual journey” and reveal how it influenced her decision to quit intoxicants.
Taraji P. Henson says she didn’t feel complete before her spiritual journey to Bali
As a mental health advocate, the ‘Date Night’ actress always makes sure to speak out about mental health whenever possible, which she recently did while returning to the big screen.
Given her experience with anxiety and relationships with loved ones suffering from mental illness, she believes “people shouldn’t suffer in silence.”
So Henson dealt with her anxiety and depression issues by taking what she described as a “life-changing trip to Bali.” Extra TV about in detail. “I thought I had it all when I set up the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation,” he said. “And I started being very vocal about it. Then one day I woke up and I still didn’t feel whole.”
He added that it was always a struggle, but he was there to fight and decided he needed a break. The “Empire” actress spent her solo vacation in Bali, calling it a “very spiritual trip” where she did nothing but “eat, pray and love.”
She also took care of her mental health amid the journey and was proud to be interviewed and feel like herself again. Thanks to the trip, Henson learned to breathe. He explained, “Breathing is the best. I didn’t fully understand breathing until I went to Bali because it’s a very spiritual place and I meditated a lot.”
“I’m talking about intentional breathing,” he added, “where you stop, slow down your thoughts, and breathe intentionally. It’s the best drug ever.” In addition to breathing lessons, the 52-year-old girl was able to stop alcohol and weed, which she used to take because of her anxiety.
He revealed: “My anxiety got the best of me, so I used weed or alcohol to feel relaxed or happy. It got to the point where none of them worked.” To make a difference in society, Henson’s mental health foundation has partnered with Kate Spade New York to launch She Care Wellness Pods.
The new program aims to “reach more than 25,000 black women on HBCU campuses who receive cutting-edge mental health care,” taking into account the Oscar-winning struggling young mother’s college experience.
Two years ago, The Blast reported that Henson admitted to considering suicide during the COVID-19 lockdown due to the stress of staying at home without acting. She opened up on Facebook Watch’s “Peace of Mind Taraji,” where she discussed the effects of the shutdown with co-host Tracie Jade and a mental health expert.
The “Hustle & Flow” actress said she struggled to get out of bed in the morning to do anything and it got worse because she was “thinking about the end.” He knew he could take his own life in the blink of an eye with a newly purchased gun, but luckily he didn’t after finally talking to a girlfriend who made him feel a lot better.
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It’s no surprise to fans of the beloved actress that she chose Bali as her place of rest. Last June, Henson opened up about considering living in another country because she was tired of fighting for the United States, which mistreated black people.
Sbefore hosting the 2022 BET Awards, she said: “I’m considering leaving here, leaving and living in another country. It’s something that comes with 50; you get tired of fighting. I’m tired.”
The “Boston Legal” actress admitted she was done with the “pressures of being black” and didn’t want another hashtag about police brutality against African-Americans.
Although he was not particularly concerned with the country to which he would migrate, he wanted to go where there was “neutral ground”.
“I just want to be,” Henson declared. “And be happy. I want to be called ‘Bella’ everyday and drink wine and swatt flies on the front porch. Stress free.”