Jon Hamm opens up about losing his mother at a young age to colon cancer and goes on to recount the later losses of both his grandmother and father. He also reflects on his struggles with depression following their deaths and the profound impact therapy had on his mental health.
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He had every reason to go astray in the long run but he didn’t. He stayed focused in the end. Can't fucking imagine what he went through after losing his parents. Give yours a long hug and know that they won’t be here forever.
Great interviewer with a great guest. Graham isn't pushy or overly nosy, and Jon is a brilliant, humble and open dude. The epitome of a real man. Holy shit, I'm not the only one who stopped liking women just now, right?
I work at night so I don't have to wake up till 4:30 pm. Great testimony, my mother experienced this as a teen, I've known a couple of other similar situations. What can you do? Love and hug everyone you know around you as much as possible. LIfe can end at any moment. So BE READY. (I'm talkin bout yur soul salvation)
Jon at least had sympathy from those around him who could understand that he’s depressed because understandably he lost both parents. Some people get depression for absolutely no reason and their lives look perfectly normal - those people get the least sympathy because it’s an invisible illness, and sometimes when you’re severely depressed you out on a fake smile, it’s draining and when you’re by yourself you let the mask slip. But, that stigma about depression contributes to more lives being taken. In order to recover from depression you need to be able to tell people and not have them judge you
Here in Brazil, we are campaigning against depression and suicide, which we call September yellow.
It is a delicate disease that must be tackled with serious treatment.
And be spread and explained by everyone. Seeing a great and beloved actor, like Jon Hamm talking
about his coping, against this silently dangerous disease, was something that struck me.
For he knew how to face and respond to depression. It is an example and inspiration for many people wh
have not yet found a way to face it. Jon, maybe he does not even know it, but for a long time, I pray for him!
For God to help him with joy in his heart. God bless you, Jon; with emotional healing and all those who have faced this sickness.
Congratulations Jon, for the lovable attitude. For when we speak, we are healed. It's already a great sign of healing !!
You are directly and indirectly helping to propagate the solution to deal with depression.
If he is talking about antidpressents ssri's they are the most destructive garbage too you. you will gain 60-90lbs of solid fat whice is impossible to loose becuase it changes your metabolism fat storage system. It jam's and fry's your brain like its in a hot vice; it makes you slow stupid, wierd, and makes your though process into a wierd
"You're sleeping until four o'clock in the afternoon. Something's not right - you need to see someone."
I wish more people would recognize this. I know SO many bright, intelligent people who absolutely will not roll out of bed until they absolutely have to, yet throw up their hands and say, "I don't get it" when their life goes to sh*t and they never get anything accomplished, never achieve anything to pull themselves out of their doldrums. It's like, dude - try getting up when there's still time to do something besides sit in front of a TV or a computer for the rest of the night.
Thank you for sharing this difficult part of your life.......My wife & I are big fans of your work......Every time we see Jon Hamm in anything we perk up and say....."JON HAMM!" then we giggle and give a thumbs up to each other......lol. We hope life dishes out some serious peace and tranquility to you. Thank you for contributing to the eventual end of Mental Health Stigma!
When Jon Hamm was in college he was expelled for hazing a fraternity pledge. The young man was viciously beaten, dragged with a claw hammer and severely burned when his clothing was set in fire. Look it up.
Im sorry but WTF does he have to be depressed about? I just dont but it. Pretty people have everything especially if they have successful film careers. Try being ugly and broke fucker. If your depressed with what you got ill trade any day bud.
Your comment is completely ignorant and judgmental, and shows how little compassion and understanding you have. Depression does not discriminate. When you’re depressed it doesn’t matter how well people treat you if you’re ‘pretty’ - nothing has meaning anymore, you’d rather be dead because being alive is too painful.
+Diana Stein Hey now I understand what vulnerable means. Thanks ! I've felt those emotions too and yeah you're right , there was a disconnect in interpretation in the beginning. I'm not a native English speaker.
Everyone is talking about him being Batman.
I want my Batfleck, BUT, if he can't do it, then OK, he might do a great job, IF Warner steps away of everything and let the directors and writers do their thing.
Zack Snyder had an incredible vision, and it was completely ruined. Let's just hope for the best.
I appreciate this man's sincerity but I disavow his approch to "medicine that fixes it." Medication is for EXTREME cases like people who suffer from Schizophrenia or some other mental illness like that. It's not for "I'm depressed I need meds." We all suffer and yes, unlike a broken ankle we can walk it off. If we go down mentally, we can find ways to turn ourselves around. Of course we often need help from others to find motivation and inspiration but I really think it's dangerous that some people consider DRUGS as wonder-medicine. This "medicine" is highly addictive and often times creates more problems than it fixes. There's natural cures that work better and more efficiently in helping you than any drugs Big Pharma shells out.
It has a terrible stigma because it makes people addicts and opens up a whole new can of worms. It has a terrible stigma because if it doesn't have stigma then people will start using them ignorantly. DRUGS are for serious issues, drugs CAN be helpful if someone has gotten to the point where they don't know if they'll be here next week. But other than that, self-motivation is key and love by others is also key. There's ways out. Also my main beef with prescription drugs is that the pharma companies and government intentionally hide the natural cures of the world. There is a natural cure for anything that synthetic drugs can cure. Just like there is natural food for every vitamin and protein that the body needs, there are natural remedies for every mental illness that exists. Ones that don't involve addiction or turning your brain from a Lamborghini to a 1992 Caravan. I can at least sympathize with you when you say, "if it helps them stay here." Yes, in extreme cases, and in this day and age, perhaps drugs can be a TEMPORARY solution to life threatening problems. But other than that, people need to be aware of what they're putting into their bodies.
I do not agree. I do believe in trying everything you can before using medication.. but I myself suffered from horrendous postpartum. I was on an SSRI for 6 months and got off of it. It helped me through to the point where I could, as Jon said, self motivate again. It need not have such a terrible stigma. Truly. Especially if it helps people STAY HERE.
+Sata Nas Sorry you are in such a difficult place. People assume when a mother or father dies the child will be overwhelmed with pain. The real pain is when you never had a functioning parent in the first place. No doubt that some kids are better off without their parents, dont feel bad for saying it! Google self- parenting and inner child. No need to pay for help, its all free on youtube!
I hate to admit it seems about right.
I was in the same abusive boat. Narcissistic parents, they messed with my head back then and still do.
And no one ever said, "you're not right", people only say "you're strange".
Lucky him. The best thing they probably did was to die when he was still young.
Ps: Despites it all, i don't want them dead. Just can't stay too close even though i am a mess as a grown man and have nobody to ask help. I have a family now but also a huge sense of "i must be the man of the house" and so i hide it all as if everything was ok and i'm just some other quiet guy who likes to spend time alone and think.
Don’t worry about. I’m just pissed because depression is obviously a depressing topic that no one wants to talk about, but we have to bypass our feelings of discomfort and talk about it for the sake of those out there suffering who are ashamed.
It's easy to fall into depression in America. This is a country of forced debt, a country where jobs can fire you for next to no reason, and a country where an entire political party (republicans) want to take everything from you, including your life savings. I'm depressed just thinking about it.
Green Envy How did you go from depression to politics? There are many variables that go into depression. Do not simplify the gravity of it. Jon's was deeply rooted in the death of his parents at such a young and crucial age in his life. What you're talking about is completely different and unrelated to the topic at hand.
Not to mention the constant stream of info telling you about environmental destruction, genocide, poverty, disease, war, crime, corruption and general suffering worldwide. Even this good looking son of a bitch feels it
What a strong and kind man he is!
My heart goes out to you Mr. Jon Hamm you are a beautiful human being inside and out.
I am a 36yrs old i lost my mother to lymphoma 15 months ago and I am in severe depression ever since
I cannot imagine how terrible and scary it must have been to lose your mom at a young age.
i love how he talks about the leg being broken and getting it fix along and comparing it to mental illness. my bestfriend has depression and she tells me time to time that her brain is broken and that she needs to get help but when she tries to reach out to her parents, they just tell her "its all in your head" which just hurts her even more. Thats the stigma that Jon is talking about and that we must, let me rephrase that, have to overcome because there are love ones going through this pain every single day. Not all ilnesses are visible.
Martin Flores Yes, his analogy is spit on. It’s like telling someone with heart disease or diabetes not to take medication to lower their high blood pressure or insulin levels. To just risk a heart attack or stroke because they are too ashamed to take medication. That’s insane, right? Yet people in 2018 are still made to feel ashamed for needing medication for mental illness. It’s not ‘all in your head’.
Thank you for sharing Jon. I lost my parents at a young age (not as young as you), and I'm so grateful to all the people who stepped into my life and loved me, were there for me when they didn't have to be. This to me is so important...to turn around now and pay it forward...kindness, much needed in this world we live in.
It's always surprising to see people who seem to have it all - looks, wealth, fame, success and marriage, yet they are deeply unhappy and often suicidal. Just shows depression affects everyone no matter how well off you are.
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