THE former ‘Mad Men’ actor Jon Hamm first sought counselling after his father died when he was 20, 10 years after he lost his mother to cancer and though he admits it is a “luxury” that not everyone can afford he urges as many people as possibly to visit the “mental gym” and seek professional help.
He said: “I find it very helpful. I know the English are a lot more sceptical about it than Americans are but maybe after Brexit, you’ll change your minds. After I’d lost my dad, I had this horrible paralyzing inertia and no one in my family was capable of dealing with it.
“So what do you do? Go and see a professional. I preach it from the mountaintops. I know it’s a luxury and it’s not something everyone can afford but if you can, do it. It’s like a mental gym.”
Last year, the 45-year-old star underwent a stint in rehab for alcoholism and thinks residential facilities are “great” for helping people to change and overhaul their lifestyles.