With her character on Nashville, Juliette Barnes, suffering from postpartum depression having given birth to a daughter, actress Hayden Panettiere, herself a mum to baby girl Kaya who was born in December, has checked herself into a facility to have treatment for the condition.
A spokeswoman for the 26-year old announced yesterday:
“Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment centre as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time.”
The news comes just days after the actress took to Twitter to share a snap of herself with a message that suggested she was feeling better about herself.
— hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) October 10, 2015
Speaking last month, Panettiere said in an interview that she related very much to her character Barnes’ situation, saying:
“It’s something a lot of women experience. When you are told about postpartum depression, you think it’s ‘I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or harm my child’ – I’ve never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don’t realise 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.”