Dwayne Johnson “The Rock”: depression also affects men
When we talk about depression. It is often thought that women are affected by this suffering. But men are also victims of this state of affairs and struggle daily to heal this affliction. Although it is true, men have a lower incidence of this disease, compared to women.
But first, what is depression?
Depression is a mental or psychological illness that can affect everyone, no matter how old they are. It disrupts your mood (sadness, low morale, loss of pleasure, negative thinking, suicidal urge) and is often the result of psychological, biological and environmental factors.
In men, depression can occur in different ways:
- Sadness, crying, guilt, lack of appetite.
- Anger and hostility
- Aggressiveness with for some violent behavior.
Men, unlike women, have more trouble expressing their malaise. Some are afraid to speak, to be misunderstood. They do not like to show their vulnerabilities to everyone. This kind of gesture can be dangerous. Because some depressed men, to get out of the depression, seek loopholes. Others drift towards high alcohol, drug or sex use. Or others get involved in their work too much.
The poignant testimony of Dwayne Johnson on depression.
Wrestler, actor, the handsome Dwayne Johnson, aka “The Rock”, tells the Daily Express about his fight against depression from an early age due to the hardships his family has suffered. When he was 15 years old, he had witnessed his mother’s suicide attempt because his family had just been evicted from the apartment they occupied.
“We were living in an efficiency that cost $120 a week. We come home, and there’s a padlock on the door and an eviction notice. My mom starts bawling. She just started crying and breaking down. ‘Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?‘“.
Depressed, her mother, Ata Johnson tried to commit suicide. She entered the traffic in the opposite direction.
On instagram, Dwayne talks about this moment:
“Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there on some level or another.
My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.”
“What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t. »
The rock: his disappointments that made him depressed.
When he was in college, Dwayne dreamed of becoming a professional footballer. He wanted to help his mother, so he worked very hard. Bodybuilding session, he worked tirelessly to get by. Well launched, he signed with the Calgary Stampeders, a Canadian football league. But because of his injuries and lack of support from his coach, he had to give up his dream. Following this, his girlfriend at the time decided to leave him. It is there that he has entered a deep depression.
” That was my absolute worst time. “
“Struggle and pain is real,” he said. “I was devastated and depressed. I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly.” he told to Daily Express.
After the interview, the rock shared the article on Twitter adding:
Some tips from actor Dwayne Johnson to people who suffer from depression.
“I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone,” Johnson said. “You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it. … I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and (say), ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK. It’ll be OK “
He also said that:
“Faithful can help a person survive depression »
“Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith,” Johnson said. “Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.“
Despite his difficulties, he has rebounded. The end of one dream may be the beginning of another. He has achieved his career as a wrestler and actor. Following this testimony from Dwayne Johnson, did you also experience depression? Feel free to share your feelings on the subject.