Dwayne Johnson praised for opening up about his battle with depression

ByErin Donnelly

April 2, 2018

“Struggle and pain is real,” he said of that dark time. “I was devastated and depressed.

“I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere,” he added. “I was crying constantly.”

It’s not the first time Johnson has addressed mental health in his family. In February, he posted an Instagram message detailing his mother Ata’s suicide attempt when he was 15.


Though he has now found success on both personal and professional levels — the father of two is expecting another child with longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian, and is one of the highest-paid actors in the world — Johnson says it’s “important to not forget the tough times.“


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