Mischa Barton Confesses: I'm Suffering From Depression

October 12, 2010 By:
Mischa Barton Confesses: I'm Suffering From Depression

Mischa Barton has had a rough couple of years. She hasn't had a stable job since the OC and was placed under involuntary psychiatric hold in 2009 after suffering from a mental breakdown.

For the most part she's stayed relatively mum about her problems, but she does admit she suffers from depression.

“I am by no means mentally unstable. Well I am pretty crazy and weird sometimes, but not mentally unstable,” she explained.

“I balance [depression] with positive things in my life and that’s why I have my outlets of music and literature…As much as I get down, I’m an upbeat person. People always think of me as kind of a light in a room – I love to make people laugh.”

Mischa, like Lindsay, had a lot of potential but ended up hanging out with the wrong crowd. Her former BFF Nicole Richie reportedly stopped speaking to her because she didn't agree with her lifestyle choices.

She's a pretty girl and she's really talented. We'd love to see her make a comeback!