A History Of Heather Locklear’s Mental Health, Actor Rumored On Psychiatric Hold

Heather Locklear was reportedly placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold Monday after her therapist claimed she was starting to have a mental breakdown, according to TMZ. The hold specifies Locklear may be detained for 72 hours without consent. It comes after Locklear’s long fought history with mental health roadblocks.

Locklear has had a successful Hollywood career, appearing in films Uptown Girl and The First Wives Club among others. Her mental health first came into conversation with Locklear checked herself into a rehabilitation center in June 2008 for depression and anxiety, according to People. Her rep released a comment about her self-care.

“Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression. She requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment,” said Locklear’s rep. “This is a confidential medical matter and no further statement will be released.”

In September 2008, after her release, Locklear was arrested for a drug-induced DUI. The case was dismissed. She was also accused of a hit-and-run in 2010 but no charges were filed.

GettyImages-590698652 In this handout photo provided by Discovery, Actress Heather Locklear attends TLC 'Too Close To Home' Screening at The Paley Center for Media on August 16, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. Locklear is said to be on psychiatric hold. Amanda Edwards/Discovery via Getty Images

In January 2017, Locklear returned to rehab. Though she didn’t fully admit her whereabouts in her statement on the matter, she noted she was taking care of herself in order to have a successful year ahead. “I am feeling great and am taking steps to enrich and better my life,” Locklear told People. “Currently I am working on tying up some loose ends regarding certain issues so I can hit 2017 full steam ahead.”

In September 2017, she was hospitalized following a car crash, in which her car ended up in a ditch. She was not found to be under the influence.

Locklear was arrested for domestic violence in February 2018, which was reported by multiple outlets who claimed she was unwilling to cooperate with police immediately upon arrival. The 911 call was made by Locklear’s brother when he saw Locklear fighting with boyfriend Chris Heisser, according to People.

In court in March 2018, Locklear claimed Heisser tried to kill her the night of the 911 call. It was revealed Locklear had been screaming about Heisser trying to kill her when police arrived. Police noted it appeared Heisser had pinned Locklear to their bed, though no violence ensued, E! News reported. The felony domestic violence charges against Locklear were dropped.

Locklear checked into rehab in March after the arrest. It was her sixth stay in a rehabilitation center, according to E! News. Locklear was hospitalized under psychiatric evaluation on June 17, 2018. She was hospitalized for an apparent overdose June 25 after she was arrested on battery charges.

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