An outspoken advocate for destigmatizing mental health in the Black community, Taraji P. Henson is taking her quest for mental health awareness to the talk show arena.
Henson will be a co-host on talk show Peace Of Mind, which has been greenlit by Facebook Watch. The Oscar-nominated actress will host alongside Trace Jade Jenkins, the Executive Director of the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.
“I’ve long been a mental health advocate for the Black community and created the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in 2018 that has provided resources to thousands of people who are struggling,” Henson said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to bringing this new talk series to Facebook Watch, where I can continue to create conversation around an issue that is near and dear to my heart.”
“The work Taraji has done in the mental health space is inspiring, and we’re thrilled to have her come to our platform to educate and entertain around this incredibly important topic,” said Mina Lefevre, Head of Development & Programing for Facebook Watch. “One of our strengths at Facebook Watch is building community and conversation around topics people care about, and we’re looking forward to taking this journey together.”
Peace Of Mind will see Henson and Jenkins interview celebrities and experts on mental health, specifically within the Black community. Henson will produce then show under 495 Productions, while Tracie Jade Jenkins, SallyAnn Salsano and Jennifer Ryan are executive producing.