Everyone loves WWE champion turned acting superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. His infectious positivity and strength have been mainstays of his persona, so it comes as quite a shock to learn that he’s been fighting a behind the scenes battle with mental illness.

Johnson recently revealed that he has suffered from depression and changing moods his whole life. His upbringing was difficult and he believes his struggles stem from a poverty-stricken childhood.

Traumatically, his family was evicted from their Tennessee home when Johnson was young but the now 45-year-old is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors.

Johnson also opened up about his mother’s suicide attempt when he was just 15-years-old. His mother stopped their car in the middle of the road and started walking into oncoming traffic. When Johnson realized what was happening, he sprung into action.