Beyond The Mask Of Depression And How Life Is Beautiful

Jim Carrey


The bankable Hollywood star has evolved into an advocate for mental health awareness and therapy. 

Canadian-American actor Jim Carrey has made quite a career out of his humor, comedic timings, and energetic slapstick performances. 

But, do you know that Carrey’s humor is born out of his years of struggle with depression?  

Carrey grew up with an ailing mother and an unemployed father. He dropped out of school to earn a living. 

In his early years, he would perform comedy in downtown Toronto while working at a factory.  

But, his rise to fame saw the onset of depression. A brief hiatus in his acting career and a string of failed relationships took their toll. 

The situation got to a point where his mood disorder manifested into serious anger, anxiety, and drinking issues. He was heavily prescribed Prozac to combat the symptoms. 

However, in recent years, Carrey has stated that he no longer takes medications or stimulants of any kind. He took up art and spiritual awakening to heal. 

He also avoided the consumption of drugs or alcohol. He developed a purposeful perception of life and suffering in general. 

He claims that he believes in the beauty of life, taking in stride every challenge that arises with grace and thankfulness.

He is also a celebrated advocate of depression awareness, having developed a rather unconventional approach toward depression. 

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In an interview, he elaborated: 

“You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play … I have no depression in my life whatsoever—literally none. I have sadness, joy, elation, satisfaction, and gratitude beyond belief. But all of it is weather, and it just spins around the planet. It doesn’t sit on me long enough to kill me. It’s just ideas.” 



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