Dwayne Johnson battled depression after mom's attempted suicide - MRCAESAR.COM



Sunday, 1 April 2018

Dwayne Johnson battled depression after mom's attempted suicide

Dwayne Johnson’s mother Ata Johnson, shown here at the “Moana” premiere in 2016, attempted suicide when the actor was 15. (DANNY MOLOSHOK/REUTERS)
The Rock wasn’t always unbreakable.
When he was just 15 years old, Dwayne Johnson’s mother Ata tried to commit suicide, walking into oncoming traffic right in front of him.
Ata survived, but Johnson had trouble moving forward.
“I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly,” the actor told The Express.
“We both healed but we’ve always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain. We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone.”
The “Jumanji” star also said his mother has no recollection of the suicide attempt, which is “best.”
Johnson has frequently spoken out about his childhood, including the call for mental health awareness.
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