Dwayne Johnson talks on depression: ‘I didn’t know what mental health was’
Dwayne Johnson opened up about going through depression all throughout his life
Former wrestler and the Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recalled his depression and the mental health issues he faced throughout his life.
During his recent appearance on The Pivot podcast, the Black Adam actor explained how he first suffered from deep depression when he was in University of Miami and had his shoulder injured, due to which he was unable to play football.
“I didn’t want to go to school,” the actor recalled. “I was ready to leave. I left school. I didn’t take any midterms, and I just left. But the interesting thing, at that time, is I just didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know what mental health was. I didn’t know what depression was.”
He further added, “I just knew I didn’t want to be there, wasn’t going to any of the team meetings, wasn’t participating in anything.”
The Red Notice actor also revealed that not being able to work amid injury fueled to his depression and made his situation even tougher.
“Years later, I went through it again when I got a divorce. Didn’t know what it was,” Johnson continued. “Years later, around 2017 or so, went through a little bit. Knew what it was at that time, and luckily, at that time, I had some friends who I could lean on, and say, ‘You know, I’m feeling a little wobbly now. Got a little struggle happening. I’m seeing a little gray and not the blue.'”
The Moana voice actor further admitted that his three daughters became “saving grace” for him amid depression.
“You look at them, and you realize, ‘Well, I mean, really, this is what it’s all about.'” he said.