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Jared Padalecki Admits Battling Depression In His 20s

Jared Padalecki Admits Battling Depression In His 20s

Jared Padalecki dons a plaid shirt while shooting scenes for his hit show Supernatural at a community college on Wednesday (March 11) in Vancouver, Canada.

The 32-year-old actor was seen sharing some laughs with his co-stars Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins.

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Jared recently opened up about his battles with depression while showing some love and support for nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), which helps those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

“And I, in the past, have had my own struggles of not [being] so happy with where I am in life, which is strange and I think it goes to show… Maybe a lot of people don’t know this, but Season 3, we were shooting an episode and I went back to my trailer to get changed and just kind of broke down,” Jared shared to Variety.

He added, “A doctor came to set and talked to me for about 30 minutes, or 45 minutes and said, ‘Jared, I think you’re clinically depressed. I think I should write you a note and we can shut down production for five days and then we can take it from there.’ And it kind of hit me like a sack of bricks.”

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  • xxx.AIDS.xxx

    Nice to know not everything is about being sexual

  • Martin_H_Parker

    Depression is a terrible illness. How many more people are going to try to take their own lives because of depression? Far too many talented and wonderful people are losing their lives to this awful illness, and it seems to be getting worse. If you know anyone, or if you’re suffering from depression yourself then please take a minute of your time to read this review on the Destroy Depression System. It is written by someone who recovered from depression and PTSD, and teaches natural steps to help fight or even banish depression from your life

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  • lucy__luz

    so proud of u jared! supernatural for life!

  • Safa

    What Jared is doing is incredible ! Glad he feels comfortable to share his stories and try his best to encourage people who need help fighting their own battles !

  • Daniela Marte

    Proud of him

  • TT

    Wow, I had no idea.

  • Sir Doctor of TARDIS

    Woah i didn’t know this, this made me cry but gave me hope… Sam Winchester is the light of my life and Jared means alot to me, he’s a wonderful human being and now i feel more connected to him and his character (specially about the “got back to his trailer and broke down” because i’ve had an episode like this like a month ago in which i cried for help for the first time in my life).. the fact he carried on and he’s strong enough to speak of it and help other people gives me even more hope, someday i may be able to do the same

  • lala2

    I read about this incident (i.e., production shutting down b/c of Jared) a few years ago. Unfortunately, it was on board full of fans who hated Jared so they were calling him a diva and a troublemaker. Who would have known what he was going through at the time? I’m glad Jared is shedding light on depression.

  • Nan Boxley

    I am surprised that in 45 minutes a doctor was able to diagnose clinical depression and shut down an entire studio for five days.
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  • jrpieces

    That was probably right after he broke up with his ex-gf.sandra.cant blame him all heartbreaks hurt

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