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Jon Hamm Suffered From Chronic Depression.

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Poor thing!

And you would never think of someone as charming and upbeat as he is to have gone through something like that!

Mad Men's seksi lead, Jon Hamm, revealed recently that after the death of his father when he was 20, he suffered from chronic depression.

He explains:

"I was … unmoored by that. I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape. I knew I had to get back in school and back in some kind of structured environment and … continue. I was very fortunate to have really good friends in my life whose parents sort of rallied."

However, he also attributes his recovery to getting on antidepressants and seeing a therapist.

He says:

"It gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral. It helps. You can change your brain chemistry enough to think: 'I want to get up in the morning; I don't want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and … go to work and …' Reset the auto-meter, kick-start the engine!"

We commend him for being able to recognize how low he was feeling and not letting himself wallow in it! The first step toward pulling yourself out of depression is forcing yourself, no matter how hard it is, to seek help!

So brave to speak out!

Thanks for sharing your struggle, bb!

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “Jon Hamm Suffered From Chronic Depression.”

  1. 1

    depression is treated frequently, although not frequently enough, yet we rarely speak of it. bravo to him!

  2. 2

    Aww Jon Hamm. So good look, so refined. I am glad to hear anti-depressants helped him.

  3. 3

    Re: tamzin

    Right on!

  4. 4

    It's cool to see a famous person be so honest and forthright about a taboo subject. Everyone know someone who is suffering from depression…

  5. 5

    good for him! he overcame depression….not fun….besides he is VERY handsome. =)

  6. 6

    Good for him! One looks at that gorgeous face and assesses his successful career and assumes he could never be depressed! …So Kudos for his admission.

    He just inspires…..and it doesn't hurt that he's the most gorgeous man in Hollywood.

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  8. 8

    Oh My-Hammy, if you ever find yourself down in the dumps again, please know that I will be there for you in every way possible! Kisses!!

  9. 9

    God I love his head of Sexy hair!