In a two-part interview aired on "The Insider" last Thursday and Friday, actress Delta Burke spoke candidly about her depression and her psychiatric hospitalization last month.
Speaking about her hospitalization, Burke said she needed "an adjustment under a physician's care" after the five medications she was taking no longer worked. She is now on two medications.
At times breaking into tears, she said one of her lowest moments came while she was starring in the hit series "Designing Women". "I was parked in the car in the hills with a gun and a bottle of Xanax beside me, trying to recover from harsh words said in the tabloids," she said. "I just wanted the pain to go away."
The actress also confessed that she struggles with hoarding. "At one time I had 27 storage units. I don't have a big enough house," she said. "My mom had it, it's my mother's fault. She saved the diaper I came home from the hospital in."
By coming forward, Burke said she hopes to remove the stigma of mental illness so that people will get the help they need.
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