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Alliance Profile - Jocko Sims

Jocko Sims

Actor, with Roles such as Anthony Adams in Crash, Carlton Burk in the The Last Ship, & Dr Floyd Reynolds in New Amsterdam

Jocko has a long acting career, having played parts in the follow productions, and more: Cold Case, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Masters of Sex, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Resident.

What past life experiences, physical traumas or genetics do you believe have had an effect on your mental health?

My parents divorced when I was 2 years old.

I’ve had cases of mental illness in my family.

I lost two uncles to suicide while I was in high school.

I have a little brother who was raised in a different household than me who is serving a life sentence in prison.

I feel the pressure of needing to be successful to take care of my entire family.

The pandemic has taken a social-mental toll on me.

How did the effects on your mental health appear in terms of symptoms?

Because of the type of career I have, I have to constantly appear to be in a good mood and smile despite what I may be going through with my family.

I sometimes don’t feel worthy of success or my goals.

When and why did you decide to ask for help to get relief?

I’ve attended therapy sessions in recent years.

What methods helped you individually get/feel better?

What makes me feel the best is creating, and writing.

Why did you decide to go public with your story? Who were/are you hoping to help and how?

I’m interested in helping anyone who can relate to some of the feelings I have felt or whoever has had similar experiences.

How did people react when you went public with your story?

I have not yet shared these details besides on this website, as I also have to consider the sensitivity of the information in relation to all of my other family members. These delicate facts won’t be easy to share, as a result.

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