End of ‘Mad Men’ was like death: Jon Hamm

Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor Jon Hamm says when TV show “Mad Men” finished in 2015 he found it difficult to cope with and his therapist recommended “mourning” the show.

“It’s like mourning. You go through all the stages of grief. There’s denial and anger and then finally acceptance — you have to go through the whole process,” Hamm told The Times magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“If you try to do stiff-upper-lip through the whole thing, it will come back and bite you eventually. My therapist said, ‘You should treat this like a death and mourn it’. I found that very helpful,” he added.

Hamm has been seeing a therapist since his father died 25 years ago and is enthusiastic about seeking professional help for mental health.

“I love my therapist. After I’d lost my dad, I had this horrible paralysing inertia — and no one in my family was capable of dealing with it. So what do you do? See a professional. Go and see someone who’s studied this stuff,” he said.

“You don’t skip on going to a dentist or get your cousin to try to fix your teeth. So I preach it from the mountaintops. I know it’s a luxury and it’s not something everyone can afford. But if you can, do it. It’s like a mental gym,” he added.