"I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone," The Rock said of his past struggles. After his NFL career didn't pan out the way he envisioned, he was left feeling extremely isolated and hopeless.
Fortunately, he has a profound message of encouragement for those with similar experiences — success and fulfilled dreams can blossom from the darkest of times.
"You've just gotta remember, hold onto that fundamental quality of faith," he said. "Have faith, and on the other side of your pain is something good."
The Rock is among many celebs who have spoken out about coping with depression, including Demi Lovato, Hayden Panettiere, Ellen DeGeneres, Cara Delevingne and Kanye West, to name a few. With a ton of impressionable fans watching their every move, it's refreshing to see Hollywood stars who aren't afraid to be transparent, despite the industry pressure to project perfection at all times.
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