Taraji P. Henson Hosted Annual Dinner to Erase the Stigma Around Mental Health

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Taraji P. Henson at the World premiere of ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, November 5, 2018 (Shutterstock.com).

Actress Taraji P. Henson hosted the annual “Can We Talk?” benefit dinner in Washington, DC to continue her efforts at building mental health awareness in the African American community.

The two-day conference was held by Henson’s fundraising organization, the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF). Henson launched the foundation back in 2018 and named it after her late father who was a Vietnam veteran that suffered from PTSD and manic depression, according to Essence.

From June 7 to June 9, the BLHF conference hosted celebrities, therapists, influencers, lawmakers, and community organizations to discuss the stigma surrounding mental health in the African American community and how to end that stigma, according to the foundation’s website.

Some celebrities at the conference included Charlamagne Tha God as a keynote speaker, Traci Braxton,…

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