‘Twilight’s’ Bryce Dallas Howard says “we must never be afraid to ask for help”

HollywoodNews.com: “Twilight” star Bryce Dallas Howard has shared a personal account of her battle with post-natal depression after the birth of her son Theodore Gabel in 2007.

Howard, 29, said she believed she was a “rotten mother, not a bad one, a rotten one, because every time I looked at my son I wanted to disappear. For the sake of those around me, including my son, I pretended, but when I began showering again in the second week, I let loose in the privacy of the bathroom, water flowing over me as I heaved uncontrollable sobs,” she made known, in Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP Newsletter.

Paltrow also opened up about her struggle with the condition following the arrival of her son Moses. “It wasn’t until my ‘shower breakdowns’ began to manifest out in the open that people began to worry,” Howard explained. “Then one day I was sitting in my home with my best friend and sister and out of nowhere I got this sudden feeling of summer. ‘I got this feeling like everything is going to be okay.’ My depression was lifting.”

“To deny the experience is to deny who I am. I also feel deep gratitude for those who stood by me, for the lesson that we must never be afraid to ask for help,” she expressed.

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One Comment

  • Lee
    July 27, 2010 | Permalink |

    Bryce is absolutely right! My niece almost killed herself and her newborn, luckily for both of them a neighbor interceded and recommended she seek help. She did and is now happily playing with her 5 year old.

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