May is Mental Health Awareness month and we’re giving flowers to these Black celebrities who have used their personal testimonies to show the power of therapy and seeking mental health resources when you’re in need. From Taraji P. Henson to Jay-Z to Jenifer Lewis, these powerful figures are showing us that there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to seeking help and getting back to happy.
In an exclusive ESSENCE reveal, Ally McBeal and Love Jones star Lisa Nicole Carson opened up about her years-long battle with bipolar disorder. “I’m tackling the myth that African-American women have to be pillars of strength. We have the right to fall,” she said.