Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

'The Rock' reveals battle with depression

'The Rock' reveals battle with depression

"Got tonnes of responses to this".

"Thank you for sharing this brother".

"We all go thru the sludge/s- and depression never discriminates", Johnson continued. It took me some time, but I'm grateful for that clarity. "Actually, you can erase that last part about 'no ill will.' We'll just keep it with the clarity". "You're not alone", he wrote compassionately.

Johnson also says their feud stemmed from a disagreement about professionalism.

The 45-year-old says his mother got out of her auto on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked toward oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars were swerving out of the way. He says he grabbed her and pulled her to the shoulder. "What's insane about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever", he wrote.

"We've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain. Help "em thru it, get 'em talkin" about the struggle and remind 'em that they're not alone".

A few years back The Rock touched on his battle with depression telling Oprah during a Master Class interview in 2015 that he spiralled into a depression after he was cut from the CFL's Calgary Stampeders when he was 23. He signed with the Canadian Football League but was let go within a year. He was living with his parents in a small apartment at the time. After leaving in 2004 Johnson ventured into the movie business and became the highest paid star in Hollywood with leading roles in Fast and Furious, Jumanji and his most recent screening Rampage. It's so insane, literally, that story I just told you is complete bulls**t. Dwayne, who was only 15 at the time, stepped in to save his mum. "It'll be OK.' So, I wish I knew that". Rumors of bad blood between the two first sparked in August 2016, when Johnson posted a lengthy post on Instagram calling out certain male castmates for being "chicken sh*t" and "candy a**es," and not conducting themselves "as stand-up men and true professionals".

Johnson sparked another wave of conversation on the social media platform, with contributions ranging from outpourings of support through to users sharing their own journeys with mental health. Share in the comments section. How can we help to destigmatize the conversation about mental health?

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