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People are thanking The Rock for opening up about his depression

“I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.’”

DWAYNE ‘THE ROCK’ Johnson is winning kudos for opening up about his struggles with depression.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the actor and former wrestler spoke candidly about some of the lowest points in his life.

I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realise is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not going to be the last to go through it and oftentimes you feel like you’re alone and you feel like it’s only you and you’re in your bubble. I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.’
You just gotta remember to hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith. And on the other side of your pain is something good.

And now people are thanking Johnson for being open about his struggles and helping remove stigma from depression and mental illness.

We knew we always liked The Rock.

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