Jon Hamm Plunged Into Black Hole Upon Dad's Death


Jon Hamm


'I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me,' the 'Mad Men' star recalled the time he became an orphan at the age of 20.

Jon Hamm suffered from chronic depression after the death of his father - and turned to therapy and antidepressants to cope with his sorrow. The "Mad Men" star, whose mother died when he was aged just two, was a 20-year-old student in Texas when he received the news his dad had passed away, leaving him parentless.

He was plunged into a dark depression following the tragedy - and only came through with the help of medication and therapy sessions. Hamm tells Britain's Observer magazine, "I struggled with chronic depression. I was in bad shape. I knew I had to get back in school and some kind of structured environment and... continue."

"I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, your own bulls**t. It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to... reset the auto-meter, kick-start the engine!"

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