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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Opens up About Dealing with Depression

Dwayne Johnson The Rock

If you didn’t catch the recent headlines, the web has been a-flutter with snippets of The Rock’s recent emotional interview on Oprah’s Master Class Series. He not only shared his story and struggles with depression after being cut from the Canadian Football League in 1995, he later went to twitter to thank fans for all their support, and encouraged others to speak up when they need to.  Here are a few snippets from the Master Class and for the full story, click here.

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone,” he said. “Oftentimes it happens, you just feel like you’re alone.”

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In the candid video, The Rock really opens up about what it’s like to be at that low point and in a dark place where you just aren’t sure what to do next. He said, “The most important thing is to have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.” Pretty solid advice, don’t you think?

The Rock is a well-known star and has had a tremendously successful career. Sometimes it’s tough to believe that actors and stars have real world struggles too – and this series of interviews offers the chance to get to know him on a pretty raw and real level. Turns out – no matter what type of success you have, we’re all human and we all have struggles. What do you think of his advice to have faith that you will get through it and on the other side, you’ll find something good?


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