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Major shout-out to actress, Taraji P. Henson, for stopping by Capitol Hill and speaking with Congress about mental health. She opened her statement to the Congressional Black Caucus saying the suicide rate has taken off in the black community.
Her involvement came from a past trauma with her father who suffered from PTSD and manic depression. Her goal is to eliminate the stigma behind mental illness by creating the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.
She became emotional when she spoke about a 5-year-old boy who committed suicide, saying mental health care should be taught in schools, and that is how this growing issue can be addressed.