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Dwayne Johnson reflects on mother’s suicide attempt in Instagram post

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Note: The following article contains discussion of suicide that some readers may find upsetting.

Got me thinkin’ though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family. Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there

Dwayne Johnson has opened up about his mother’s suicide attempt when the actor was a teenager, urging people to support and show compassion to those struggling with mental health issues.

Prompted by a scene he was filming for HBO show Ballers, Johnson said in an affecting and poignant Instagram post that it’s important to “do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain”.

(Related: How Chris Evans copes with anxiety and depression)

Not your typical scene on our comedy #ballers, as I cracked a beer open toasting my brother, William who committed suicide,” he wrote in the message.

“Got me thinkin’ though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family. Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there on some level or another.

“My

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