The 26-Year-Old New Mother Reveals She Is Seeking Treatment
We want everyone know that PPD is something that is not to be ashamed of and that if you need help you should seek it. Know that God is with you every step of the way and that you are never alone in this.
The “Nashville” star is interviewed on Kelly & Michael about her role in the show where her character, Juliet, is dealing with PPD. Hayden Panettiere adds on that she understands it and knows it very well because is also going through PPD.
“I can very much relate. 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,” Panettiere, 26, tells Kelly and Michael. “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.”
Panettiere’s rep tells PEOPLE that she “is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression.”