Hayden Panettiere has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility to seek help for her battle with postpartum depression, her rep confirms to JustJared.com.
The 26-year-old Nashville actress’ rep released a statement saying she “is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”
Just a couple weeks ago, Hayden made an appearance on Live! with Kelly & Michael where she discussed her struggles and how they are similar to her Nashville character Juliette Barnes’ own issues.
“She went through that, which is something that I can very much relate to, and something that I know a lot of women experience,” Hayden said. “When [you’re told] about postpartum depression you think it’s ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child.’ I’ve never, ever had those feelings. It’s something, I think, that needs to be talked about, and women need to know that they’re not alone.”
Watch the video interview from Hayden‘s appearance if you missed it.