Fact Check: Did Jim Carrey make a statement on depression?

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Quick Take

Several social media users have shared a post on depression claiming the quote is given by the actor Jim Carrey. We fact-checked and found the claim to be False.

The Claim

A social media post reads, “I believe depression is legitimate. But I also believe that if you don’t; exercise, eat nutritious food, get sunlight, get enough sleep, consume positive material, surround yourself with support, then you aren’t giving yourself a fighting chance” along with the image of actor Jim Carrey. 

The post has received 26,974 likes till we last checked. The screenshot of the post is attached down-below:

Fact Check

Did Jim Carrey recently make a statement on depression?

No evidence confirms the quote is by actor Jim Carrey. We could not find the quote in any of his tweets, and the actor does not maintain handles on any other social media platform.  Though Jim Carrey did talk about depression in a 2010 video discussion but that has no relation with the quote that is doing rounds on social media.

On Google reverse image search, we found the same quote with someone else’s name. Marleah Leslie, Carrey’s publicist, has confirmed that the quote is not given by the actor Jim Carrey. Hence, the claim remains false until proven otherwise.

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Medical Science is an ever evolving field. We strive to keep this page updated. In case you notice any discrepancy in the content, please inform us at [email protected]. You can further read our Correction Policy here. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website or it's social media channels. Read our Full Disclaimer Here for further information.

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