Dwayne Johnson's openness on depression leads to outpouring of support

"The Rock" opens up about his battle with depression.

But life hasn't been smooth sailing for him.

Johnson, who's now promoting the Warner Bros actions film "Rampage", instructed British newspaper teaser on Sunday he faced their own allies after witnessing his mother's suicide effort for a teen ager.

The former wrestler confessed that he considers that time as his "worst point", saying: 'I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. "Around 2008, 2009, I was going through a lot of personal s**t that was really f**king me up", he said. We get in the vehicle and as soon as I'm backing up, she's like, "April Fools!"

"I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road".

"What's insane about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever", he said. "Probably best she doesn't", he added.

He reveals he went through his own dark period when injuries ended his dream of becoming a professional football player. Says Johnson, "That was my absolute worst time".

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The Fox News story covers an Instagram post Johnson shared back in February about his mother, who attempted suicide when he was 15-years-old.

"We healed", Johnson stated of himself along with his mommy, "however we't must do our best to pay attention when other people today come in distress".

Johnson reminded his followers to voice their struggles and help others through theirs. When a fan recently told him he was suffering depression, Johnson answered: "I hear you".

"Got me thinkin' though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family", Johnson wrote.

The actor said his low mood stemmed from his years living in poverty in Asia and when he witnessed his mother's suicide attempt.

"Got tonnes of responses to this".

Actor Dwayne Johnson signs autographs after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 13, 2017. "We all go through the sludge and depression never discriminates". It took me some time, but I'm grateful for that clarify. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in.


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