Depression is a serious illness that affects many people. In the last few years, mental health has become an increasingly ‘popular’ topic and much work is being done to develop an awareness of the importance of mental health.
One of those who decided to talk about fighting depression is one of the most famous actors, but also a former wrestler, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Johnson emphasized right at the start what is most important when you suffer from depression.
"I was an only child, and I was always a better listener than I was a communicator in terms of sharing my feelings," he said, as quoted by grenbrooktms. "And I feel like the most important thing, obviously, is communicating and realizing that asking for help when you're down and you're feeling wobbly or when you're depressed is actually the most powerful thing you can do.
Asking for help is not a weakness." Men have been taught from an early age that they 'must not' show their weaknesses, that they must be strong, but unfortunately this is exactly what has led many men to depression.
"As a matter of fact, asking for help is our superpower, and men, especially us, we fall into this trap of being really adverse to vulnerability, because we always want to be strong and feel like we can take on the world."
The Rock: You're not the first to go through it
In the end, The Rock sent a message to all those suffering from depression and other mental illnesses: "With depression, an important thing to realize is, you're not the first to go through it, and you won't be the last to go through it."
"If you or a loved one are experiencing depressive symptoms and medication does not seem to be enough, reach out to schedule a free consultation to see if TMS is right for you.