DEPRESSION SERIES: Empire actress Taraji P. Henson reveals her battle with anxiety and getting the right therapist

The Empire star Taraji P. Henson is the latest celebrity to open up about her battle with depression.

In an interview with Page Six, the 48 year old said she is currently at her lowest in dealing with anxiety

“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,” Taraji told Page Six


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Henson, who stars on “Empire” as Cookie Lyon, says she goes to therapy regularly and had to go through professionals in order to find the right fit.

“You’ve got to keep going until you find the right one,” she added. “It’s like a relationship. I’ve got to feel comfortable because that’s the only way I’m going to keep coming back to you. To keep dealing with this ugly stuff, I have to feel totally safe.”

The Oscar-nominated actress also expressed that the lack of privacy in her life contributed to her depression and anxiety.

“It wears on me,” Henson explained. “I have to be conscious about everything. Everything. Every move I make, everything that comes out of my mouth. I have to go over it. That’s not living. That’s not just being. Living is being in the moment and saying whatever the f—k you want to say and that’s what it is. But I can’t do that.”

Source:Page Six

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