With a string of successful hits, Dwayne Johnson is one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood. The former WWE star enjoys a celebrated career with several personal ventures. The widespread fandom ofThe red noticethe star recently showered their idol with love and respect after speaking about mental health issues. Fans were thrilled after Johnson revealed on Twitter about his struggle with depression in the past about how to deal with it.
Now, after the internet and social media boom, people often associate depression and mental health problems with weakness. People often tend to ignore the importance of peace of mind due to several factors. But the realization that it comes from someone like Dwayne Johnson not only impacts a lot of people, it also shows us the human side of him.
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What did Dwayne Johnson say about depression?
It can be said that until now a considerable amount of people are unaware of the concepts of mental health problems and depression. While societal pressure has always been a big deal in dealing with depression for everyone, men tend to suffer the most. There is a preconceived idea that often links that men should be stronger without having emotional or mental health problems.
The surge of some influencers and a number of recent trends have also given the idea that depression doesn’t go along with masculinity and that’s what Dwayne Johnson has stood up against. The actor admitted that not many men open up about their mental issues due to fear of society’s judgment which is not at all healthy and acceptable.
“As men, we didn’t talk about it. We just kept our heads down and stuck with it. Not healthy but that’s all we knew. “
By promoting a podcast on his Twitter, the Jumanjifame openly encouraged everyone to normalize the talk of pain-“It can’t be fixed if you keep that pain inside.”
I appreciate cutting through depression with my boys @ilpivot. I have worked hard over the years to gain the emotional tools to overcome any mental pain that may come to test me. But years ago, I didn’t know what the mental health struggle was. As men, we didn’t talk about it. We only pic.twitter.com/pq9fuUDsUI
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 12, 2023
Dwayne Johnson’s comments about mental health and depression have filled his fans with love and respect for him. He encouraged them to work harder on themselves. Earlier, even in many interviews, the star said that she had previously dealt with some of his major mental health issues than him. THE Black Adamthe actor clarified that talking about things that worry you doesn’t make you weak, and rather should be practiced more.
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Dwayne Johnson receives worldwide praise
Dwayne Johnson’s tweet didn’t take long to welcome unanimous love and respect. Fans also added their stories and how The Rock’s comments would help many people open up about their issues.
Check out some of the tweets we collected:
—RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) May 12, 2023
And that’s why you’ll always be one of my heroes. Your courage to open that door is so inspiring to others.
— Undercover Angel (@TheRocksGirl60) May 12, 2023
To get you to admit that you’ve had issues with your mental well-being and to encourage others to talk about theirs as well:
THIS IS TRUE STRENGTH. You are an inspiration to all of us and a sign that we can fight to be well again and win. So thank you.
— Amy (@alphamackr) May 12, 2023
Thanks for sharing, no matter who you are, mental health affects us all. Never be afraid to talk about it because it could really help
— mike (@emondm24) May 12, 2023
Glad I opened the app just now and this was the first thing I saw. I waited to talk to my cousin to help me talk to my parents. I’ve been struggling lately and intrusive thoughts have become too comfortable
— only Eric (@EJoPro) May 12, 2023
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The Rock’s grip on depression has undoubtedly made him one of Hollywood’s most inspiring stars. Plus, this will keep him high among not only fans of him, but all those who advocate for mental well-being and treat it with the utmost importance.
Source: Dwayne Johnson (via Twitter)
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