Article Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Talks Depression Battle: I Was “All Cried Out”


Jun. 18, 2014 US Magazine

The Rock’s rock bottom. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about battling depression and overcoming the “absolute worst time” of his life. In the interview, the Hercules star, 42, recalled his teenage years, when he got in trouble with the law and at age 14, he was evicted from the home he shared with his mother.

“We were living in an efficiency that cost $120 a week,” he told THR. “We come home, and there’s a padlock on the door and an eviction notice. My mom starts bawling. She just started crying and breaking down. ‘Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?'”

That time period, according to Johnson, changed everything. “That was the tipping point,” he told the mag. “It was about, ‘What can I control with these two hands?’ The only thing I could do was train and build my body. The successful men I knew were men who built their bodies.”

Read More on US Magazine

Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund

Apply Today

All Resources

Tell Me More

3 Simple Strategies to Boost Your Brain Health Today

Science-backed tactics to quickly improve cognitive and mental health.

Read More

Involuntary Memories and Depression

What are involuntary memories and how are they linked to depression?

Read More

Letting Go of Being “Right” Can Allow You to Enjoy Other People More

It's empowering to be right, until everyone runs for the exits.

Read More

7 Benefits of Temporary Habits

Picking up and dropping habits can be beneficial, not a habit failure.

Read More

The Secret to Being More Charming (Without Being Obnoxious)

Displaying authentic charm is easier than you think.

Read More

How to Get an Emergency Loan if You Have Bad Credit

Options are available but you need to be cautious.

Read More

4 Principles to Develop Next-Level Leadership at Your Company

Take ownership and think innovatively.

Read More

Why Acupuncture Is Going Mainstream in Medicine

One surprising shift due to the opioid epidemic.

Read More