How Rick Springfield Reconciles Depression & Suicidal Thoughts with His Love for His Family -

Rick Springfield doesn’t mince words when it comes to his lifelong battle with depression.

“Being alive’s a struggle, honestly,” he told PEOPLE recently during a candid interview at his Malibu home. “I’m happy I’m alive when I’m happy I’m alive.”

The “Jessie’s Girl” singer — who shot to fame in the ’80s and became a heartthrob after a stint on General Hospital — says his depression hit as soon as puberty started.

“I suddenly started feeling really insignificant and useless and unpopular. It was...

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