Taraji P. Henson opened up about her past suicidal thoughts on Tuesday, revealing that now, she is focused on her mental health, according to ET's report.

Henson, 51, told ET's Kevin Frazier that she is feeling "much better." She explained that what she was going through is called "suicide ideation" and how a person's mind works when it happens.

"It's not that you're really gonna go forth with it, it's just thoughts running through your mind when you're at your lowest," Henson said. "And for me, because I'm in therapy, I knew that saying it out loud and getting it out of my head would deaden it," she explained.

Actress Tracie Jade, who is currently co-hosting Season 2 of "Peace of Mind With Taraji P. Henson," also chimed in and said, "Thank God she knew to reach out to the professionals who could actually give her help."

After Jade shared her concern, Henson recalled, "I told them, 'Don't panic.' I understand that I have to say it out loud so I can hear how ridiculous that sounds to me. I get to hear it and then and it's not such a heavy thought anymore."

"Now it's out there and it's like, I don't feel like that anymore. I release it," the actress said.

"Peace of Mind with Taraji" is a Facebook Watch series that revolves around various topics that impact the mental health of a person. The show highlights personal stories and struggles of the Black community. It premiered in December 2020 and was renewed in August for the second season.

In the upcoming season, Henson will focus on topics including social anxiety, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and gun violence.

Celebrity guests Megan Thee Stallion, Chance the Rapper, Angela Simmons and Karl Anthony-Towns are scheduled to appear on the show. Season 2 is set for an Oct. 11 premiere on Facebook Watch.

As for Henson's upcoming movies, the actress will lend her voice in an animated comedy movie, "Minions: The Rise of Gru," which is slated to release on July 1, 2022. She will also feature in a musical movie, "Annie Live!" coming to NBC on Dec. 2.

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Taraji P. Henson is pictured attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images