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.
"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.
"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!
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