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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Struggle With Depression And The Times He " Didn't Want To Be Alive"

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While you may know him as the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps hasn't always felt like he was deserving of all the attention. He has opened up about his struggle with depression, and how bad it really was.  

"I can tell you I've probably had at least half a dozen depression spells that I've gone through. And the one in 2014, I didn't want to be alive," Phelps said in an interview with TODAY.

In 2014, Phelps was dealing with the fallout of a DUI arrest, which resulted in him being suspended from the USA Swimming Organization for six months. He took it hard, locking himself inside of his bedroom for four days, but he has revealed what helped him push through.

"But going through my all-time low, you know, kind of seeing where I was and then seeing what I have now, I'm so thankful for my family and friends around me who were able to help me and were able to communicate with me," Phelps said.

Phelps shared some of the details about his struggle in the interview, including how he ended up letting it build up so much that he completely shut himself off from his family for days...

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