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Johnny Depp opens up about his battle with depression and alcoholism


Johnny Depp has revealed his personal struggles with both depression and alcohol.

Depp, who has been riddled with personal and professional issues, explained how life had left him feeling “low”. Depp ended a messy divorce with his now ex-wife Amber Heard, the model and actress claiming “during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”

Following the divorce, Heard filed for and obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp.

Discussing his life in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Depp said: “I was as low as I believe I could have gotten. The next step was, ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with you eyes open and you’re going to leave there with you’re eyes closed. I couldn’t take the pain every day.”

“I poured myself vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t see the page anymore,” Depp said, explaining how his personal diary helped up through.

He added: “I kept trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve this. I’d tried being kind to everyone. The truth is most important to me. And all this still happened.”

[MORE] – Simon Pegg opens up about his battle with depression and alcohol abuse. 

For anybody who might be struggling to deal with mental health issues, here’s some helpline numbers for you to talk to: 


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)


Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)


No Panic

Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)


Rethink Mental Illness

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)