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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares inspiring message for people with depression.

While participating in Oprah Winfrey’s “Master Class” series, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson offered inspiring advice to others who have grappled with one of his toughest opponents: depression. “I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone,” the actor-wrestler, 43, said in a YouTube video posted by Winfrey’s OWN channel Thursday. “You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it.As the media and society more generally have started to talk more honestly and openly about mental health, we’ve seen more and more people come forward to share their personal stories.

But the 43-year-old wrestler-turned-actor revealed that his depression became crippling. “I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, ‘Hey it’s gonna be ok,’” The Rock said. A couple of months ago the ABC ran their annual Mental As week featuring comedies, documentaries and commentary on various struggles and experiences getting help.

But for those who suffer from depression, Johnson advised that they should keep pushing through because eventually it will turn around for the better. “You just gotta remember: Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith,” he said in the clip. “Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.” For Johnson it was the moment his former coach from a team that cut him called him and asked him to come back. And he’s keeping it real again in a new video for Oprah’s OWN network, in which he discusses his struggle with depression and how he eventually took control of his life. In the short time since, celebrities like Lady Gaga, Drew Barrymoore, Angelina Jolie and Sarah Silverman have added their voices to the chorus reassuring everyone that even A+ legends have to deal with shitty, no-good things (though not in those words). In the video, Johnson shares how depression kept him in a dark place, until one day he decided he needed to do things his way, whether he had his family’s support or not. Speaking of the depression she still battles, she told NPR “It feels like I’m terribly homesick, but I’m home”. (You should absolutely listen to the whole interview.

It’ll be OK.’ So, I wish I knew that.” According to that YouTube video’s description, the former college football star had been battling depression at age 23 while living with his parents in a small apartment. After Johnson’s admission went viral, the Furious 7 actor turned to Twitter Thursday to thank his fans for all the support he since has received since making his difficult admission. “Thx fam. It’s great.) Now, ultimate tough guy and walking brick wall Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has spoken about his own experiences in a special series for Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Oprah Masterclass Series’. During another “Master Class” conversation, he got emotional while discussing his 14-year-old daughter, Simone. “I always wanted to be a great dad,” he said. “I always wanted to give Simone things that I felt I never got.

For the rest of your life, you are safe.'” He’ll put that same skill set to work for a second time in the near future: Last week, Johnson announced that he and his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian, are expecting a baby girl. I’ve never explained my philosophy behind it, so for the first time ever…#TheRockArrives Watch #MasterClass this SUNDAY at 8 pm on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. #BringYourPeoplesEyebrow I was raised by and live with amazing and strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more… IT’S A BABY GIRL!! We’re so grateful for this blessing and thrilled to share the news with y’all. #BringOnMoreEstrogenInOurHome #MeAndPuppyHobbsAreTheOnlyDudes #2xProudPapaBear #JustOverHereMakingBabiesAndStuff #AndPalmingPregnantBellys

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