Black Excellence : Taraji P Henson Establishes Mental Health Foundation In Honor Of Late Father
We Are Super Excited To Announce; The Talented #TarajiPHenson Has Created A Mental Foundation To Honor Her Late Father...🙏🏿
Solely Built To Assist & Educate The #BlackCommunity ; Upon Multiple Stigma’s Within #MentalHealth . Within Henson’s Biography She Tells Touching Stories Of Her Family & Loved Ones But Most Importantly Her Dad. The Late Boris Lawrence Henson 🌹
Taraji States : “I named the organization after my father because of his complete and unconditional love for me; his unabashed, unashamed ability to tell the truth, even if it hurt; and his strength to push through his own battles with mental health issues,” Henson said. “My dad fought in the Vietnam War for our country, returned broken, and received little to no physical and emotional support. I stand now in his absence, committed to offering support to African Americans who face trauma daily, simply because they are black “
According to #PeopleMagazine The organization will provide scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offer mental health services to youth in urban schools and work to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women.