Hayden Panettiere has been very public about her struggle with postpartum depression ever since the birth of her daughter, Kaya, back in December.
Well, now it's been revealed by her rep that the Nashville starlet is now seeking treatment at a facility.
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In the statement released on Tuesday, Hayden's rep says:
"Hayden Panettiere 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."
Postpartum depression is incredibly serious, and is more common than some might think.
It was just a couple weeks ago that the 26-year-old opened up about it, explaining:
"It's something a lot of women experience. 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. Some women do. But you don't realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It's something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they're not alone, and that it does heal."
We're so glad she's getting the help she needs to heal.
Hayden's character on Nashville was also revealed to suffer from postpartum depression. Anyway, we're glad she's taking her health seriously.
Our thoughts are with her, her fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko, and their baby.
[Image via Twitter.]
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