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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson: "Depression Never Discriminates"

The Rock is pretty open about his history with depression.

The 45-year-old actor recently opened up about his past struggles and shared a very special message bout mental health on social media.

Johnson explains that he had went through a dark time when he was a teenager after watching his mother attempt suicide. Johnson thanked his fans for their supportive feedback.

“Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed,” he said according to The Express. “I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly.”

“Got tons of responses to this. Thank you,” he tweeted on Monday, while sharing to the story. “We all go thru the sludge/s– and depression never discriminates. Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You’re not alone,” he wrote.

Johnson revealed in February that his mother attempted suicide, while shooting a scene from his HBO series Ballers that had a scene dealing with that topic. He explained,  “My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back of the gravel shoulder of the road.”

He added “what’s crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever,” adding that’s probably for the best.

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