Another actress adds her name to the list of celebrities who have suffered a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder –Lisa Rinna.
Rinna was a star of the show "Melrose Place" and has also appeared on "Dancing With the Stars".
The 45-year-old mother-of-two tells all about her dark past in her new book Rinnivation: Getting Your Best Life Ever.
Rinna admits she set out to write about diet and fitness, but she found herself haunted by visions of killing her actor husband Harry Hamlin and their daughters, Delilah, 10, and Amelia, seven.
And the project soon became a way for the actress to reach out to other women who have suffered in a similar way.
She says, "I set out to write a diet and fitness book period and that was about it. That isn't exactly who I am, I'm much more than that. I just started to open up and it became this cathartic event… People don't talk about this. It's very, very scary and vulnerable. I had visions of knives and guns. I made Harry hide all the sharp knives and take the gun out of the house because I had visions of killing everybody. Now how horrific is that? I wanted share it because I think women are so shamed by this and feel so horrible… I found help and got through it."
First of all, Starpulse, PLEASE NOTE that having suffered from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder is not a "dark past," thank you very much.
Also, it sounds like Rinna suffered from postpartum OCD actually. I made my husband take the gun out of the house as well. I'm glad that she found help to get through it and that she was willing to share her experience.