Mental health is very important at all stages of life, and it should always be protected.
Megan thee stallion has opened up about her mental health journey on the season premiere of Taraji P. Henson's series Peace of Mind with Taraji. The 26-year-old rapper explains that her mental health is more important than ever.
"Because I have more pressure on me than I feel like I used to have ... when I was Megan and I wasn't as criticised and under such a magnifying glass as I am now."
During the interview, Megan reveals the loss of both of her parents - her father when she was in high school and her mother in 2019 - pushed her to prioritise her mental wellbeing.
"It was never a conversation that was on the table. Now in this space, I’ve lost both of my parents so now I’m like 'oh. my gosh. who do I talk to? what do I do?' and I just started learning that it's okay to ask for help. And it's okay to want to go get therapy," she says.
Megan shares that the stigma associated with mental health prevented her from getting help in the past. She also notes that the representation of therapy in the media has been largely negative.
"Now it's becoming safe to say, 'all right now, it's a little too much going on, somebody help me'. When people start to see me a lot or when my schedule gets really full, I’m probably going through something because I want to keep my mind busy.”
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