Celebrities and depression in the news

DeMar DeRozan tells about his suffering from depression and receives support from fans

Fans show support for DeMar DeRozan after he admits to suffering from depression.

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News source: Global News 

#Toronto Raptors fans adore DeMar DeRozan so much that some of them wrote a book of 100 pages containing supportive messages after he talked about his suffering from depression publicly. In a tweet, DeMar posted that “this depression gets the best of me”.

For an all-star to admit to his frailties, especially a mental health issue, is brave. It could have cost him his credibility but instead his admission has brought a community of fans closer together and has normalized depression. I hope he continues to be a good influence on others and that he prospers and faces the depression no more.
His fans donated a cheque supporting Lupus; this is personal to DeMar because his mother has Lupus. The thoughtfulness made the news, which is touching and let’s hope that this goodwill towards others suffering from depression continues!

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