It is important that during this time we are all taking care of our mental health. With news coming out about the Coronavirus daily it can be overwhelming and anxiety can raise to an all-time high. Actress Taraji P. Henson is sowing into the mental health of underserved people in the black community. Through her Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, Henson has launched the initiative COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy aimed at getting black people free therapy for those impacted by the COVID-19. The treatment will take place over the phone by culturally competent clinicians. During a video on Instagram Henson said, Anxiety and stress build up quickly with so many changes every day, and if you’re anything like me you need someone to lean on to talk to, to help manage your anxiety. But I also know it’s not easy for everyone to pick up the phone and call a therapist. Because who’s going to pay for it? To sign up for therapy, register at the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s website on April 15. Henson is also seeking donations for the service by texting NOSTIGMA to 707070.
Do you know someone who has been affecting mentally by COVID-19?