With so much going on in the country, especially for the last few years during the pandemic, it seems like it's getting harder and harder to feel some kind of normalcy.
Even after cities opened back up, the U.S. has had to deal with mass shootings, police brutality, and sooo much more than that--in such a short time frame.
I mean, who can really blame Taraji?
Research by Howard University’s Thurgood Marshall Center states, “constant stress of the looming threat of police violence, the actual experience of police violence, and the devastating aftermath of police brutality at a personal (first-or-secondhand) and societal level can have tremendous effects on the mental health of people.”
On the PEOPLE Everyday Podcast, she said, “I’m really considering getting up out of here, leaving and living in another country,"
“That’s something that comes with 50, you get tired of fighting. I’m tired.”
“I just don’t want to have to do another hashtag … I fought, I chanted, I marched. I’m tired.”
Let's hope that this country finds some healing, and fast.
Check out more about Taraji's views on mental health below: