Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) talks depression and stigma

Dwayne Johnson (wiki)

Actor and professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been publicly speaking about his battles with depression recently. His adult depression is a recent admission by the film and wrestling star, whose athleticism and manly persona are often softened by his human demeanor and good nature.

Johnson recently interviewed with the Hollywood Reporter about his battles with depression, saying that he often feels empty and not wanting to do things or "go anywhere." The sentiments that he relates are familiar to those who battle with Major Depression, but are a surprise coming from someone who's public persona is so full of life and confidence.

In a brave stepping forward, Johnson has shown that the stigma around mental illness, especially depression, is not as thick as it once was. He's learned to deal with his depression through treatment and by finding purpose, saying that his daughter is a major inspiration for him to move forward.

The interview can be read at this link.

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