"I attained a place where I didn&;rsquo;t even might like to execute anything or go anyplace", "Fast & Furious" film star said. "I was crying constantly", he added.
The family had been evicted from their apartment just months before she tried to kill herself.
The 45-year-old says his mother got out of her vehicle on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked toward oncoming traffic. "Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her".
'I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road.
"What's insane about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever", he said. The actor also said that it is probably for the best that she doesn't. Years of training to become a American footballer ended through injury and it followed by a break up that left "The Rock" going through a very rough period in his life. but that's when things started looking up.
Shortly afterwards, Johnson's girlfriend broke up with him. The Rock calls it his "absolute worst time", he said.
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Johnson only recently touched on the emotional toll his mother Ata's failed suicide had had on his psyche as a teen after having to save her from oncoming cars on a highway in Nashville, Tennessee.
In the photo, Johnson can be seen shooting an emotional scene from the HBO show "Ballers", which he says reminded him that "we always gotta do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain".
And when a fan reached out to Johnson and revealed a struggle with depression, Johnson responded, "I hear you".
The actor said his low mood stemmed from his years living in poverty in Asia and when he witnessed his mother's suicide attempt.
"Depression never ever discriminates", the 45-year-old celebrity wrote to some 12.7 million Twitter followers.
The professional wrestler, turned action star also said that although he and his mother have both moved on from that painful time, they now use that experience as a reminder to be kind to other people. "Actually, you can erase that last part about 'no ill will.' We'll just keep it with the clarity".