Who doesn’t know Jim Carrey? One of the best comedians, impressionist and actor famous for his energetic awesome performances. He has many funny movies including; Ace Ventura, The Mask, Bruce Almighty and Liar Liar to name but a few. Recently, Jim Carrey opened up about his battle with depression in eye-opening interview.

"At this point, I don’t have depression. There is not an experience of depression. I had that for years, but now, when the rain comes, it rains, but it doesn’t stay. It doesn’t stay long enough to immerse me and drown me anymore." The comedian told the iNews.

Jim Carrey reflected on his life experiences, stating: "What’s happening is really good, but there is some really bad in there too. Some people have come at me in the last couple of years with the intent of breaking off a piece of the Holy Grail for themselves, but the Grail isn’t a thing that you can break off."

Jim is considered the best impressionist that ever lived when it comes to acting especially in the comedy niche. What many people don’t know is he dealt with depression for a significant part of his life. At one point in his life, his depression become so bad that he didn’t know how to overcome it. Just like many folks, he asked help from a doctor who prescribed Prozac.

Am sure you are wondering, how did a superstar like him with all the fame and money end up depressed? Well, he may have seemed happy, funny and composed most of the time, but that didn’t necessarily mean he was happy on the inside. Although people believe celebrities have everything in life and don’t get sad, the truth is fame comes with consequences and they fall victim of depression. At the end of the day, depression does not care for status and can affect anyone.

How Jim Carrey overcame his depression

According to Jim, overcoming depression was not an easy task and took some time for him to heal. He revealed how he conquered his depression by avoiding drugs and alcohol, acting, spirituality, staying busy, unrelenting changes of life and maintaining a sense of purpose. He noted antidepressant medication didn’t help him,but actually made him feel worse.

Jim Carrey Quotes on Depression

Jim Carrey publicly shared his experience with depression and continues to talk about the condition to give hope to people suffering from depression.

Carrey has once again addressed his mental health in interviews revealing his depression “doesn’t stay long enough to immerse me” anymore.

1)"The feeling of wholeness is a different feeling than me-ness.” To feel whole, we must let go of trying to maintain an image of “me."

2)"People talk about depression all the time. The difference between depression and sadness is sadness is just from happenstance—whatever happened or didn’t happen for you, or grief, or whatever it is. Depression is your body saying f*ck you, I don’t want to be this character anymore, I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me."

3)"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."

4)"I have no depression in my life whatsoever—literally none. I have sadness, and joy, and elation, and 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."

5)"Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting."

6)"I’m perfectly fine with everything that has happened, even the horrible sh*t you know, in life and in art. There is a lot of satisfaction about looking back at those things."

Just like Jim Carrey overcame depression, you too can have your success story. Seek help right away!

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