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Dwayne Johnson Has Discussed His Battle With Depression

"The key is to not be afraid to open up"
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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has thanked fans for their support after he opened up about his depression, and urged people to be more open about it.

The star recently gave an interview to The Express, where he talked about his mother's suicide attempt and his own struggle with depression, stating: "I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."

While the wrestler-turned-actor added that he and his mother both managed to 'heal' after their mental health struggles, he also stressed the importance of opening up about what you're going through.

"We both healed but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain," he added. "We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone."

Following the publication of that article, Johnson noted that he got a lot of responses from people, and tweeted: "Thank you. We all go thru the sludge/shit and depression never discriminates.

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"Took me a long time to realize [sic] 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."

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle actor also tweeted one fan directly, telling them: "No shame in getting help and wanting to be better."

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The star will next appear in the video game adaptation Rampage.

From: Digital Spy

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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