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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Opens Up About His Struggle With Depression


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is promoting his latest tentpole “Rampage,” and he isn’t shying away from speaking about his personal battle with depression.

He's opened up to The Express about his secret battle with depression that kicked off after witnessing his mother attempt to commit suicide when he was only 15.

“She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic,” he said. "I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road."

The event left Johnson completely traumatised, as it would.

"Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed...I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."

He said his mother has no recollection of the event, before adding "probably best she doesn’t.”

If you or anyone you know are in need of help, contacts and websites are below.

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions)

www.depression.org.nz – includes The Journal online help service


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