The actress opens up in an emotional Twitter message
Hayden Panettiere has announced that she’s restarting treatment for postpartum depression.
The actress, who previously sought professional help for the condition last October, revealed in a moving Twitter message last night that she is seeking help again.
‘The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life,’ Hayden, 26, posted on the social media site.
‘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!’
It’s been reported that the Nashville star will receive treatment in Utah.
Hayden has received lots of touching messages of support from her Twitter followers since making the revelation.
‘we all wish you best best of luck in every way possible,’ one fan wrote. ‘We will all still be here w open arms. Good luck, stay well’
Another commented: ‘thank you for being so brave and inspiring bringing awareness to this issue. all the luck in the world, angel’
The TV star has been very open about her battle with postpartum depression following the birth of daughter Kaya in 2014, her first child with partner Wladimir Klitschko.
Last October it was confirmed that Hayden had voluntarily admitted herself to a treatment facility, having discussed the illness on American TV a few weeks earlier.
‘There’s a lot of people out there that that it’s not real, that it’s not true, that it’s something that’s made up in their minds, that, “Oh, it’s hormones,”’ the mum-of-one said at the time.
‘They brush it off. It’s something that’s completely uncontrollable. It’s really painful and it’s really scary and women need a lot of support.’
Earlier this year she also revealed how she was proud to know that her speaking out about the condition might be helping other women.
‘I was floored by the positive response and really happy I could stand up for the women who are out there suffering from this and let them know it’s OK, they’re not alone,’ she told E! News.
‘I am so proud to be a spokesperson, a woman, that people can look up to and know that they’re not alone, and they’re not weak if they go and seek help.’
Here at Now we send our love and best wishes to Hayden as she continues her treatment.