We always feel so alone with depression. We feel like we’re the only ones in the world suffering and we feel like it doesn’t happen to other people. It does. It even happens to high profile people, like the Rock.

Johnson appeared on a recent episode of Oprah’s show, Master Class, and opened up about his past struggles with depression.

It’s so important that we talk about this more in order to reduce the stigma surrounding it and it’s even more important that men start talking about it as men are four times more likely to try and commit suicide. The Rock advocating people to ask for help is a fantastic step in that direction alone with many other men who are starting to talk about it.

Johnson’s advice for anyone with depression is inspiring: “Hold onto that fundamental quality of faith,” he says. “Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.”


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