Russo talks about his battle with depression on today’s show. He says he never needed God when he was 18 but as his life progressed he depended on his faith more and more each day. He doesn’t try to convince anyone about God because everyone has their own opinions. It would be like arguing over which wrestlers are good or bad which is a waste of time. Nonetheless, everyone needs to believe in something higher.
He says that parents and role models are essential in life, but they can’t tell you how to live your life or what you’re supposed to accomplish in life. He thinks it’s hilarious that people go on shows like Dr. Phil to get help when all they need to to is turn to God. If Dr. Phil can actually help someone then that’s great, but why not turn to God first?
Russo says he’s a major screwup, and that’s why he’s telling all his fans these things. Everyday he makes mistakes and says things he shouldn’t say, but nobody is perfect and he hopes he’s able to have a positive influence on someone else’s life by pointing these things out. At one point in his life he understood why people commit suicide, and he knew he needed to turn his life around and embrace God.
Russo says the last eight months of his life have been a nightmare. He moved from Colorado to Indiana and almost immediately he knew he made the wrong decision. He would lie in bed and his heart would be beating out of his chest, and he knew that something was terribly wrong in his life to make him feel this way.