Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would appear to have a perfect life. His big-screen career is going gangbusters, he's one of the world's most famous professional wrestlers -- and, quite frankly, everybody loves him. But even The Rock has had his darker moments, including a struggle with depression, which he opened up about in an interview published Sunday (April 1) by British paper The Express. "Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed," he is quoted as saying. "I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly." Talking while doing publicity for his upcoming film "Rampage," Johnson revealed that, as a 15-year-old, he witnessed his mother attempt suicide in the wake of their eviction from their apartment. "She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic," he said. "I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road" as cars and big rigs swerved to avoid hitting her. "What's … [Read more...] about Dwayne Johnson opens up about his battle with depression: report
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"R.A.'s story is more than a story about baseball," 60 Minutes producer Rich Bonin told us. "It's a story about life." During R.A. Dickey's emotional 60 Minutes interview, the great knuckleball pitcher talked openly about the darkest moments of his life -- from the sexual abuse he suffered at age 8 to his depression and the extramarital affair that almost ended his marriage. In this week's 60 Minutes Overtime, you'll hear Dickey share something he's never discussed in public before: how close he came to ending his own life. "I got in a car and attached a garden hose to the tail pipe, ran it into the driver-side window and rolled the garden hose up in the window and packed a towel around the garden hose, so the monoxide couldn't leak out. And I had my hand right on the car key. And I was a second away from starting it up." Resources for sexual abuse victims from R.A. Dickey Dickey decided not to turn the key, but it took a near-drowning incident a few months later for the ball player to … [Read more...] about R.A. Dickey on the moment he hit rock bottom
Michael Phelps disclosed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics. Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner talked openly about his long battle with crippling depression and is encouraging others to get help like he did. "After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression," 32-year-old Phelps said. Phelps said he reached rock bottom following the 2012 Olympics in London where he won four gold medals and two silver. For four days he remained in his room without food or sleep. "I didn't want to be in the sport anymore," he said. "I didn't want to be alive." When he hit a low point in his depression, Phelps said, "You do contemplate suicide." Over the past two years Phelps has opened up about his struggles. Once again, Phelps said his depression and anxiety problems have been a staple of his … [Read more...] about Michael Phelps opens up about depression after 2012 Olympics
By Tony Saavedra | [email protected] and Teri Sforza | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: February 8, 2018 at 6:07 pm | UPDATED: February 9, 2018 at 8:10 am Shaun Reyna was delusional, despondent and desperate to get clean when he slit his neck and arms with a razor at a state-licensed detox center in Riverside County in 2013. For some two hours, Reyna bled out in his room at A Better Tomorrow’s treatment center in Murrieta. He was alone during this time, and unattended, despite staff’s earlier observation that he was so agitated he should go to a hospital, and despite state rules requiring that detox clients be observed every 30 minutes, according to a wrongful death suit. If A Better Tomorrow had done either of those things, said Reyna’s family, he might still be alive. American Addiction Centers – which acquired A Better Tomorrow – argued that it did nothing wrong, and that Reyna’s unfortunate decision to end his life was his … [Read more...] about Death in rehab generates $7 million award
Updated 1:04 am, Saturday, February 3, 2018 BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Three years ago, Kelli Santler couldn't talk, didn't know how to dress herself and wouldn't make eye contact. She was facing probation violations for a misdemeanor assault conviction and possible jail time. When a judge or lawyer would speak to her, she would nod her head, not because she understood, but because she knew that's what she was supposed to do, said public defense attorney Darrin Hall. In 2013, Santler's hearing was one of two that prompted Hall, Judge Matthew Elich and prosecuting attorney Warren Page to start Whatcom County District Court's mental health court program, which came into fruition January 2015. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Police responding to shooting at S.A. intersection San Antonio Express-News Man gunned down in driveway at S.A. home, police say San Antonio Express-News SAPD: 2 suspects caught breaking into truck, open fire on owner San … [Read more...] about Program helps women with mental illness facing jail time
No, we won’t make a joke about the Patriots and deflation, but Super Bowl ticket prices could continue to drop over the next couple days. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski) On Sunday, when the Minnesota Vikings still had a shot at becoming the first NFL team to advance to a Super Bowl played in its home stadium, ticket prices for the Feb. 4 game shot up to around $8,000 on average, according to secondary retailer TickPick, with the cheapest seat increasing to $5,700 after the Vikings went up 7-0 on the Philadelphia Eagles. The price was driven up by Minnesota’s long-suffering fans, who would not have to spend anything on Super Bowl travel and lodging and thus could spend a little extra on tickets themselves. At least that was the idea. The Eagles proceeded to score the final 38 points of the game to advance to the Super Bowl while despondent Minnesotans could instead budget their money toward something else, like intensive grief counseling. Super Bowl ticket prices sank … [Read more...] about When is the best time to buy Super Bowl tickets?
Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan passed away on Monday, Jan. 15 in London. She was 46. As of late, no official cause of death has been revealed, but the Irish singer was found dead inside her Park Lane hotel room in Westminster. Her publicist, Lindsey Holmes, confirmed the news (via the New York Times). “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today,” she said. Following her death, People revealed that O’Riordan battled with bipolar disorder and depression. She also attempted suicide once in the past. In 2013, the “Zombie” singer told LIFE magazine that she was also molested by a man as a teenager. “I was only a kid. It gets hard as well when you have daughters because you get flashbacks when you’re with them and when you are watching them. You wonder, ‘How can anyone get satisfaction in any way, you know?’” she said. In the same year, O’Riordan tried to overdose, but … [Read more...] about Dolores O’Riordan Cause Of Death: Did Cranberries Singer Die Of Suicide?
Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries performs on stage at the closing night of the 62th Sanremo Song Festival at the Ariston Theatre on February 18, 2012 in Sanremo, Italy. (Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images) FIrish singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Irish band The Cranberries performs on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 07, 2016. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images) Dolores O'Riordan of Irish rock group "The Cranberries" perfoms at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Irish singer Dolores O'Riordan of Irish band The Cranberries performs on stage during the 23th edition of the Cognac Blues Passion festival in Cognac on July 07, 2016. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)) Singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Irish rock band "The Cranberries" performs at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona on October 4, 2012. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/GettyImages) Dolores O'Riordan from The … [Read more...] about Dolores O’Riordan revealed bipolar disorder and ‘dark’ depression before her death
A few days ago, I asked readers to explain what it meant to them at the moment they knew the Buffalo Bills were in the playoffs, after a 17-year absence, the infamous "Drought." The answers poured in. Here is the entire collection of responses available thus far, more than 100 tales of tributes, exaltation, disbelief and joy, beginning with the memories of the pastor of Ss. Columba and Brigid Church in Buffalo: A note from Rev. Jud Weiksnar, a reader: My claims to being the world's biggest, and worst, Bills Fan. Longevity First, I might have the longest span of watching games with one's father. My dad introduced me to the Bills in 1963, when I was 6. We still watch together, 54 years later. He's 95, and about the only time he stays awake for three hours straight is when the Bills are playing. I remember the first game we watched together on t.v. The Bills were playing the Patriots in Boston, and I saw that the quarterback #15 was Kemp. I asked my dad if that was my Uncle George, … [Read more...] about Readers, in joy, disbelief, even tears, on Bills ending The Drought
December 29, 2017—Julia Reyes is many things.She’s a 15-year-old writer who desperately wants to go to college. She’s an outspoken feminist with big dreams and a hunger for art. She’s sarcastic, intellectual, and judgmental. She’s the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants, living in a roach-infested apartment in Chicago. She is unremittingly poor – and eternally bitter about it. She’s angry almost all the time.When her older sister, Olga, dies in a car accident, Julia adds one more line to her bio: She is not now, not ever, going to be like her terminally boring sister – no matter how much her parents wish she were. She is going to be somebody, and she’s going to leave as soon as she can.Her parents don’t know what to do with her. In their eyes, a good woman should want to get a job, marry a Latino, raise children, and make tortillas until the day she dies. Olga seemed to be ideal; why, her mother rages, can’t … [Read more...] about ‘I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter’ lays out a real and raw world