Wentworth Miller stars in powerful video to raise awareness of depression (VIDEO)

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Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has starred in a powerful video to raise awareness of depression and suicide.

The star has in the past been open about having contemplated suicide, and struggled with depression in the past.

He stars in the PSA for the Mighty, which shares personal stories about mental health issues, disability and disease.

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It was posted during the Suicide Prevention Week last week in the US.

“Each year, depression affects an estimated 15 million people in the United States and 350 million worldwide. If depression is part of your story, there is hope…don’t be afraid to take the first step. Someone cares.”

Check it out below:

Miller back in March hit out at a meme mocking him for his weight gain after leaving his most iconic role.

The actor was a huge name while starring in Prison Break, but was forced to deny gossip about his sexuality at the time.

He spent several years away from the spotlight after Prison Break ended in 2009 struggling with depression – before coming out as gay in 2013, admitting he “chose to lie” previously for the sake of his career.

If you have been affected by issues in this article, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org