Hayden Panettiere Seeking More Help for Postpartum Depression
Actress Hayden Panettiere has requested support from fans as she seeks more treatment for postpartum depression. The 26-year-old Heroes actress welcomed her first child with fiance Wladimir Klitschko in 2014, and she has been struggling with melancholy ever since giving birth to their daughter.
Back in October, her postpartum depression became so severe, Panettiere admitted herself to rehab, but it seems that stint in treatment wasn’t enough, and the star has announced via Twitter she is seeking further help. “The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life,” she shared with fans on the social media platform on Thursday. “Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!” Sources tell Us Weekly magazine the rehabilitation facility she has checked herself into is located in Utah. Panettiere has been very open about her struggle with postpartum depression in the past and after returning to the set of her hit TV series Nashville in January, following her first rehab stint, she found herself having to act out the postpartum saga in character. Revisiting her battle with the mental health condition for work was not easy for her and during an interview with Yahoo! Style in March, Panettiere admitted having to act out her depression battle for Nashville was like opening up an old wound. “It was strange having to throw myself back into that frame of mind…,” she said. “The way I do things is to pull from my own personal experience and sometimes even turn myself into what I’m portraying, so that I can pull from my life and step into that person’s shoes by being able to relate.”