Dwayne Johnson popularly known as The Rock has discussed his own battle with depression.
According to The Express, Hollywood’s biggest earner, Johnson, has shared that he too has had bouts of depression.
“I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly,” Johnson said, discussing how his mother attempted suicide when he was just 15.
She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic.
I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.
The incident was months after they were evicted from their apartment, and Johnson added that his mother doesn’t even remember it happened anymore.
What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t.
He also spoke of his time when his dream of becoming a professional football player was dashed, after he was let go in the Canadian Football League just after a year. Soon after that, his girlfriend left him.
“That was my absolute worst time,” Johnson said.
Now, Johnson has been named as Hollywood’s highest paid actor two years in a row.
“We both healed but we’ve always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain,” he said. “We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone.”