Hayden Panettiere Enters Rehab for Postpartum Depression

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Hayden Panettiere is seeking treatment once again for her longstanding struggle with postpartum depression.

Hayden Panettiere on a Red Carpet

On Thursday, the actress took to Twitter to inform fans that she'll be taking time off to deal with the issue.

“The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life,” she wrote.

“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!”

Sources told Us Weekly the Nashville star is seeking treatment in Utah.

Panettiere welcomed daughter Kaya with fiance Wladimir Klitschko in December 2014 and suffered from depression in the months following.

Last October, she sought help at an inpatient treatment center and her condition improved for a time, but as is common with depression, she relapsed.

She has been open about her battle with postpartum, hoping to destigmatize the disorder that affects so many women.

"You don’t realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on," Hayden said during an interview on Live! With Kelly & Michael.

"It’s something that needs to be talked about," she continued.

"Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal."  

In March, Panettiere shared a sweet photo of her fiance with her daughter on the beach:

Wladimir Klitschko and daughter Kaya

"The loves of my life," she tweeted, along with a red heart emoji.

We're sending Hayden and her family good vibes in her journey toward recovery.

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Hayden Panettiere Biography

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Hayden Panettiere is a pretty and talented young star. You might know her from Heroes, though she has also starred in more than a dozen... More »
Palisades, New York
Full Name
Hayden Leslie Panettiere