Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is open about his history with depression
Reflecting on his past bouts of depression, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson advises others to “talk to someone” if they need help.
The ‘Black Adam’ actor, in a powerful Instagram post on Fridaydirected his message to anyone who is “going through their own version of mental well-being that turns into mental hell.”
“It can’t be fixed by keeping the pain inside. Having the guts to talk to someone is your superpower,” he wrote. “I lost two friends to suicide. talk to someone No matter how you feel, you are never alone.”
Johnson who was before open about his Experiences with depression and His mother’s suicide attempt He added that he’s “worked hard over the years to acquire the emotional tools” to handle his problems.
during one Appearance on “The Pivot” Earlier this week, the actor recalled his first battle with the disease at the University of Miami in Florida.
“The interesting thing at the time was I just didn’t know what it was,” Johnson said on the podcast, recalling how it impacted his stay at the school.
“I didn’t know what mental health was. I didn’t know what depression was. I just knew I didn’t want to be there.”
Johnson, who appears in the upcoming movie Fast
He shared that his “rescue” amidst struggles like this is being “a girl dad” to his three daughters.
“When you look at them, you realize that’s what it’s about,” he said.
Watch more of Johnson’s interview on The Pivot:
Do you need help with a substance use disorder or mental health issue? In the US, call 800-662-HELP (4357). National SAMHSA Helpline.
Dial 988 or call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Lifeline for Suicide Prevention. You can also get SMS support by checking here suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. In addition, see local resources for mental health and crises at dontcallthepolice.com. Outside the US, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention.