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Dwayne Johnson Moved By Mental Health Support
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After opening up about his mental health struggles, Dwayne Johnson has said that he has been "moved" by the reactions of his fans after sharing his mental health difficulties.

During an interview earlier in the month, the star said he'd battled depression on many occasions throughout his career.

Dwayne had said to Newsbeat that the response he'd received was "phenomenal".

In last night's premier of the movie, Rampage, The Rock said "It was really overwhelming and thousands of people responded," 

"It all started when I helped a man [a fan who was fighting his own battle with depression].

"I said, 'hey, you're not alone, we all go through it'.

"One of the most important things that I know helped me with the multiple times that I had gone through my own episodes of depression, was making sure that I was talking to people."

The Rock, one of Hollywood's most highly paid actors, has spoken about seeing his mother attempt to kill herself when he was just 15 years of age.

He recalled that "She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic," 

"Big rigs and cars were swerving out of the way. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road."

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

Johnson described getting to a low point wherein he refused to venture out, do anything and was constantly crying.

"We as men have a tendency to hold all that in which is not healthy, it's not good.

"Depression doesn't discriminate so if my past can help then I'm happy to share."

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