Jon Hamm may put his (devastatingly handsome) best face forward, but he has inner demons like the rest of us (though even his demons are probably also handsome). In an interview with fashion site Mr. Porter, the 45-year-old Mad Men actor opened up about his battle with alcoholism, his visit to rehab last year, and fighting stigma attached to both. What a mensch.
"Rehab" is a word that still carries a lot of stigma, but Hamm wants everyone to know how much it helped him in his recovery. "[Rehab] has all these connotations, but it's just an extended period of talking about yourself," said the actor. "People go for all sorts of reasons, not all of which are chemically related. But there's something to be said for pulling yourself out of the grind for a period of time and concentrating on recalibrating the system. And it works. It's great."
Hamm also said he's a huge fan of therapy, which he has been doing since the '90s after his dad died. "So what do you do? Go and see a professional," he said. "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."
I can personally vouch for therapy and just getting help in general (many therapists accept sliding scale payments, just FYI). And though I never went to rehab, it's on my bucket list—who doesn't love an extended period of talking about herself? Just me?