AceShowbiz - Losing both her parents and the "pressure" of being in the public eye brought into sharp focus the importance of mental health for Megan Thee Stallion.
The "WAP" hitmaker's father died when she was in ninth grade and her mother sadly passed away in 2019.
Speaking to Taraji P. Henson on her Facebook Watch series "Peace of Mind With Taraji", Megan admitted the devastating losses made her realise there is no shame in asking for help and going to therapy.
"I feel like right now mental health is more important to me, more than ever, because I have more pressure on me than I feel like I used to have," she explained. "When I was Megan and I wasn't as criticised and under such a magnifying glass as I am now," she explained.
"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."
The "Savage" star also addressed the stigma around mental health among Black people.
"As a Black person and when you think of therapy, you think, 'oh my gosh I'm weak.' Like you think of medication and you just think the worst," she explained.
"Cause, that's kind of what you see on TV too. Therapy wasn't even presented in the media as something that was good. Now it's becoming safe to say, 'All right now, it's a little too much going on, somebody help me.' "