Lisa Rinna’s daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin says she went to rehab twice for depression

Lisa Rinna has been married to Harry Hamlin since 1997; they have two daughters, Delilah Belle, who just turned 21 last month, and Amelia Gray, whose 18th birthday was also last month. Harry also has a son, Dimitri, 38. On Friday, Delilah posted an Instagram Story explaining that she’d spent time in a rehab facility on two separate occasions last year to focus on her mental health:

Though Delilah, 21, acknowledged how difficult it was to open up about the experience, she explained to her followers that her time in a rehabilitation facility was life-changing and called it “the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

Beginning her post, the model said she was choosing to speak out now in hopes that she could help others who were struggling with depression and anxiety.

“I’ve been hesitant to share this information with you guys because there are a lot of you now and sometimes that scares me,” she explained. “I strive to try my hardest to be a positive influence on my younger followers. I wanted to share this with you guys today because it could help at least one person struggling with anxiety and or depression.”

“This time last year I was in rehabilitation. I moved to New York to start my journey as a student at NYU. Not long after I moved to New York I began having terrible depression,” Delilah continued. “I started attracting negative people into my life because my thoughts were so negative.”

“I got trapped in a severely unhealthy relationship that pushed me over the edge,” she added. “I couldn’t get out of the relationship because I thought I was deserving of it.”

About eight months later, Delilah said she “couldn’t take the pain anymore” and decided to be proactive about her feelings by reaching out to her mother, 56, and going back home to Los Angeles.

“In February I called my mom, packed some bags, and took the soonest flight back to LA. Two weeks later I was admitted into a rehab facility,” the star shared. “I knew the way I was living was unhealthy and detrimental to my mental health so I called my mom and told her I needed help.”

While in rehab, which she said was unexpectedly the “best thing that has ever happened to me,” Delilah explained that she discovered a lot about herself.

“I learned so much about being independent, feeling less shameful and guilty, I learned about self-love instead of self-deprivation and so much more,” she said, before revealing that she returned to the facility again in June.

“This time I stayed for 60 days (two months),” Delilah told her followers. “I worked through traumas and self-love. But most importantly I learned what self-respect meant.”

“Saying no is OKAY! Do only things that make you happy and make you feel good about yourself. Don’t let another individual take over your life and tell you who you are or how to be,” she advised. “Take control of your own life and get rid of all negative people and energy that may surround you. And I guarantee this will lead to a happier life even if it’s hard in the moment.”

Finishing her note, the model encouraged her followers to seek out help if they’re struggling and promised the decision would be worth it.

“Don’t be afraid to be VULNERABLE and ask for help because it will change your life,” she said.

[From People]

People reported that Delilah later posted to share that she was deeply moved by the messages that she received from her followers, to thank them, and to say that she would respond to everyone. I’m so glad for Delilah that she realized that she needed help and reached out to her mom. It can be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, for people to extricate themselves from toxic relationships, and that takes an incredible amount of strength that can be nearly impossible to muster when you are living with depression and anxiety. I’m also so happy that Delilah sought more treatment when she felt that she needed it. Not everybody can do that, wants to do that, or, sure, has the resources to do that. I hope that she continues to heal and get stronger. I also hope that she returns to NYU (or another university or college) if she decides that she wants to continue pursuing her degree.

People mentioned that her younger sister, Amelia, had shared last year that she had sought help for an eating disorder. It sounds like Lisa and Harry have raised two incredibly thoughtful, resilient daughters who have been able to take the difficult step of seeking help when they needed it. They are also brave to share their difficult stories with others so that they can offer hope to people who might be struggling with similar issues.

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  1. runcmc says:

    My interpretation is a little less kind: Lisa Rinna and her husband raised two very troubled girls who were not taught self love at home.

    I’m happy for them they’re getting help and sharing that, but their specific problems speak to the superficiality of their parents and the environment they were raised in. I expect similar stories about the new generation of Kardashian babies in 15-20 years.

    • bored at work says:

      That was my interpretation as well. Great for both of them for getting the help they needed (and realizing they needed it) but what kind of example were their parents setting for them?

      • Nahema says:

        I think LA in general is a really unhealthy environment, especially to raise children. You’re surrounded by fake people and excess.

        From what I’ve seen of RHWOBH, Lisa & Harry seem like loving and supportive parents. None of us get it right all of the time but saying that, what must go through a young girls mind when she see’s her mother having so much fillers, botox and plastic surgery?

      • Original T.C. says:

        Agreed. Good for her coming forward and seeking help but you don’t go to rehab only for depression, anxiety and toxic relationships. You go to rehab for drug and alcohol addiction, so I’m not sure how helpful it is to her or the other young women when she is not being truthful. It’s the stigma and the acknowledgment that you have a drug problem that prevents young people from seeking help. Yes, it is her personal business but if you are going to open the door, why not be honest.

        Don’t get me wrong, most of the blame I leave at the door of her parents. It sounds like her and her sister might not have grown up in a very healthy environment and most likely started using drugs well before college due to easy access in her income bracket.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, I felt like the unspoken element screamed loudly — she very likely was abusing drugs or alcohol. People can be hospitalized for anxiety, depression, trauma…but I don’t think that’s the same as “rehab,” which is geared toward substance abuse. It would be great if she could be honest and open about that, too. It does a bit of a disservice to those who struggle with mental health issues, which are difficult enough without any substance issues in the mix.

      • People go to rehab for many reasons, especially those that can afford the type of facilities these people have access to. I’m not comfortable with labeling anyone with a drug or alcohol addiction and then accusing them of lying about it based on an assumption.

      • Original T.C. says:


        I’m not assuming anything. I’m going with the Webster’s dictionary of rehab. I’m more than happy to be educated on the rich person’s dictionary definition….

        rehab noun, often attributive
        re·​hab | \ ˈrē-ˌhab \
        Definition of rehab
        1 : the action or process of rehabilitating : REHABILITATION
        especially : a program for rehabilitating especially drug or alcohol abusers

      • lucy2 says:

        I’m glad they both sought help too, and I wish them both well.

        Depression can hit anyone, regardless of their upbringing or family situation, but I don’t doubt for a second that their parents and lifestyle contributed to their other issues. I don’t watch those Housewives shows, but none of that seems healthy for anyone who is on it, or their family, especially kids. I can’t imagine being a teenage girl, which is hard enough, and dealing with all that too.

      • Kerfuffle says:

        Re: Rehab for things other than drug addictions.

        I sincerely hope not. That would be terrible for everyone. 1) addicts need to be able to face their addiction, and this idea that you’re in rehab only for depression/anxiety can make it harder to face. And 2) depression/anxiety that is severe enough for a 60 day program should be treated by medical professionals, in a hospital. I sincerely hope that people arent trying to treat it in rehab.

        So yeah, she’s saying that she went to rehab, but that it’s because she was trying to self medicate.

      • broodytrudy says:

        Have also been to rehab twice and not for drg/alcohol dependency. For severe anxiety and self harm. Literally “inpatient rehabilitation” where you learn healthy coping skills. These comments are incredibly ignorant, my god.

      • guest says:

        Yes, there are treatment centers some of which are designated as hospitals, and which offer numerous self-contained programs to deal with depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Her “rehab” label could have been how other clients she met referred to it.

      • @TC. If you were open to other definitions you would have looked further than a definition that suited the assumption. On this very thread is someone who expressed their own journey.
        The definition you posted said “especially” not “exclusively”. You should look up skilled rehab which is primarily, but not exclusively physical, it also covers medical, occupational and mental.
        Was there a component of substance addiction? Maybe. Maybe not.
        So the gist I get is that she was brave to self disclose … but not brave enough to avoid sanctimony.

    • emma33 says:

      Those were my thoughts as well – and the whole insta-model thing just makes Hollywood even more of a pressure-cooker environment for young women like this.

    • LeaTheFrench says:

      Yes, that was also my interpretation…

    • Arizona says:

      I thought the same thing. it’s not surprising to me that they suffered from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders based on the plastic surgery and unhealthy images that are presented by the people that their parents around themselves with. it’s good that they’re able to be open about getting the help that they need, but somehow I don’t think that Lisa and Harry were a help here.

    • BaronSamedi says:

      Yup, that was my first thought also.

    • Eliza says:

      She said the depression led to bad behaviors. While depression “rehab” might be more of an LA term rather than calling it a mental health facility, it sounds more like some substance abuse trigger being anxiety/depression. But if she’s an Instagram influence or trying to get a model/acting career putting that out there might effect jobs (brand’s worried about image, or insurance costs), so she wants to share her story about the need for mental health maintenance without giving away everything.

      • Original T.C. says:

        A mental health facility is still a hospital with a patient’s interaction with doctors and nurses. I think if it was just a mental health facility she would have said a hospital, same as Kanye West being hospitalized for his mental health. That’s normal healthcare and no longer as stigmatized.

        Addiction is treated differently, especially if she was a POC. I think you are right that as an influencer, she’s avoiding using the terms drugs or alcohol to keep her “brand” clean for companies to hire her. Same as Affleck having “demons” instead of being addicted to drugs and alcohol.

      • Nicole R says:

        That’s what I took from it too – it could be interpreted that anxiety and depression led to bad behavior, as in drug or alcohol use. Or it could mean a mental health facility…

    • Cee says:

      Yes, those of us with depression were never taught self love at home. SMH.

      • runcmc says:

        You can choose to interpret my words that way if you’d like, but I’m not talking about depression specifically. Both of these girls are talking about low self esteem SPECIFICALLY. Note how in her statement she says “I learned so much about being independent, feeling less shameful and guilty, I learned about self-love instead of self-deprivation“. I am talking about these girls and their problems, not all people with depression.

        The words she chose about her treatment and what improved? Those things she learned in rehab? I was taught those things by my parents.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @runcmc “I learned so much about being independent, feeling less shameful and guilty and learned about self-love instead of self-deprivation”.

        Those are…literally symptoms of depression. Which btw – is often CHEMICAL.

        And you were taught those things by your parents? Good on you. A lot of people who suffer with depression are “taught” those things at home as well. Being taught something and believing it when you suffer from depression are two different things.
        You sound incredibly ignorant on this subject and judgmental.

      • Arizona says:

        @Valiantly Varnished – no one is saying those are the only causes of depression and anxiety. But when you have two kids who are Insta-famous and their mother surrounds them with people who are fake, Botox’d, endless plastic surgery, and both of her kids suffer from eating disorders and depression and anxiety? It raises some eyebrows. I have no doubt that Lisa and Harry love their daughters and they obviously got them help when they needed it.

        And my mom is a great mom who loves me very much, but the way that her and my dad raised me definitely contributed to my depression and anxiety developing, whether they intended it or not.

      • Cee says:

        runcmc – You keep reducing this illness to not being taught something. Have you even experienced anxiety or depression? Imagine those two combined.
        I was taught self love, self respect, my own value. I was raised by amazing parents, amazing siblings and a solid group of friends I’ve known for 29 years.
        I still feel worthless, insignificant, unlovable and deficient. There is literally something wrong with the chemicals in my brain. I can’t process serotonin. It’s like my body hates it and deprives me of it. So my view of the world and myself is grey, awful and hopeless.
        Reducing this young girl’s illness to her upbringing is myopic at best and ignorant at worst.

    • Nina Simone says:

      Yup yup yup! If u watch RHBOH u will recognize how vapid Lisa is raising her daughters to be. To chase after the Hadid girls, obsess over their weight and be “seen.” It’s sad cos while every mother should encourage their children to follow their dreams, u get the sense that this is Lisa’s dream to for her children to be infamous at all costs. Even co-signing them getting lip injections etc. I’m frankly not surprised the girls are struggling.

      • holly hobby says:

        So those young girls got lip injections? They aren’t natural like their mama’s? Yeah they do sort of look plastic-y. I feel sorry for them.

        Harry’s son came from his relationship with Ursula Andress aka Honey Rider for those of you who are curious. We never hear much about him maybe Ursula did a better job raising him?

        Here’s some info on the son:

        You can see a pic of Harry and his family there. Yup the girls got lip injections. Pity because they looked fine without it.

      • Moneypenny says:

        @holly hobby Their mom’s lips aren’t natural either.

      • TEA! says:

        A book on Ursula that is only available in French supposedly badmouths Lisa. Someone on Twitter interpreted parts of it and said she’s quoted to be mean and narcissistic.

    • Cupcake says:

      100%. RH franchise is a guilty pleasure of mine and it does not paint a pretty picture of the Ring/Hamlin household. I also am sick of this message that posting about your private life on social media is courageous. Ugh.

      • lisa says:

        Totally agree. I am rolling my eyes so hard at this stupid twat. Get off of Instagram and do something good for others in the world, and stop talking about your feelings. It’s so narcissistic. And the family photos look absurd.

      • Amanduh says:

        The family photos are a little creepy looking. I’m getting weird vibes from the one of the dad (I guess thats who he is?) and his hand tightly around the daughters waist. What dad grabs their daughter like that? Donald Trump is coming to mind but there is definitely some weird sh*t going on there too.

    • jennifer says:

      Yes, it is well known in the mental health field that eating disorders are often linked to family issues and family dynamics that are overly focused on success, perfectionism and are so rigid and controlled that kids act out by controlling their intake of food. It is very tricky to address because parents shouldn’t be blamed and shamed, BUT they really need to address their own issues in order to support their kid.

    • TaniaOG says:

      @RUNCNC: sorry but I really take offense to your words. One of my best friends went through the most horrific time with anorexia and depression and grew up in the most loving, supportive home anyone could ask for. I myself had a tough time with a depressive episode in my early 20s. Upon learning more about my biological family, I learned that depression and anxiety run rampant throughout the family. I really commend these very young girls for being open and honest about seeking help for their issues. It takes a lot of courage to admit you have an issue, but to use it to let others know that they are not alone and to seek help and only accept good things for themselves is absolutely admirable at that age. I think those attacking this family really lack perspective.

      • yeet says:

        @Jennifer I agree with you. that’s the nuanced take I was looking for.

        There are multiple factors that lead to mental illness – an interplay of occupational health (how happy are you with your job/contributions to the world), physiological health or other body-based issues (which includes the brain or any system being off that can contribute to poor mental health – could be thyroid issues, sleep issues, neurotransmitter issues, eating disorder or disordered eating, etc etc.), and emotional and mental wellbeing – how you deal with things, and how you were taught to cope by family of origin and possible learning of thought distortions or other patterns of thinking that lead to isolation, withdrawal, acting out.

        Emotional/physical neglect or poor modeling by parents can play a role in all of the above of course, of course – the feeling that parents value you only for how you look, or what you do, rather than who you are as a person. I personally developed mental illness after seeing nothing but verbal abuse in my house. I agree nothing is 100% on parents, but also, parents can really have such a huge effect via the values they establish, via validating their children’s emotions, and modeling healthy relationships and coping mechanisms.

        Nothing with mental illness or self-harm or rehab is black and white is all I see here?

    • James says:

      Agreed :(

    • Thank you says:

      There is exponential pressure for children of celebrity narcissists in the age of selflies & social media. Just look at the content of middle school girls vs boys. Boys are praised for accomplishments whilst girls mainly for plastic surgery & or lips t*ts & a*ss. It’s a formula for early onset depression OF COURSE.

  2. CherHorowitz says:

    I find it a really odd pairing that she is now going out with a reality star from last year’s Love Island. Like a proper z list guy

  3. a says:

    She reminds me a little of Olivia Newton John’s daughter.

    I hope she can get to a place where she feels better and stronger. Depression is an awful beast.

  4. Chica71 says:

    RUNMC… I agree. I think there is a shallow side to show business. I’m guessing both daughters have difficulty separating the business from themselves. LR excessive devotion to body remodeling and they RHOBH was probably a contributing factor

  5. Robinda says:

    It’s an entire subculture based on looks, clothes, being self-absorbed and craving attention from people who don’t actually know you. I’m surprised it ever turns out well.

    • elimaeby says:

      Truly. I work in the entertainment industry, but in comedy. Looks aren’t exactly the bread and butter of the job, but I’ve encountered the same type of pressures and toxicity as a grown-ass adult.

      I won’t lie, just a couple of months ago, my boyfriend talked me out of getting lip injections after an industry friend gave me her doctor’s card. I would never have considered it before, but when everyone around you does it and talks about it like it’s normal, it’s so easy to get a really warped sense of the world. I can’t imagine growing up in this environment.

      I’m glad she got help and is being open about her struggles. I hope it helps other kids, struggling with self love.

  6. Murphy says:

    I felt really bad for her when I heard about this. I bet she went off to NY and was really lonely (whether she missed her Mom or her Nanny is up for debate) and used booze or some drugs to numb the pain.

  7. CROWHOOD says:

    Wow! A lot of armchair psychologists here. For context- I was raised in a two parent home in a small town, middle class, loving family. I suffered from crazy anxiety, cut myself, eating disorder etc. Yes, there’s always the nature vs. nurture argument but sometimes we are who we are and if we are lucky, we have good parents to support us and help us work through our shit. So much “I’m glad they got help BUT” here. So much “MY interpretation is they are both drug addicts with shitty parents”

    • bored at work says:

      I don’t think anybody is blaming her parents for her depression but when she talks about that it was in rehab where she “learned about self-love instead of self-deprivation” or being independent – that’s what I’d assume your parents teach you or you see from the way they are living.

      • Crowhood says:

        That is the exact thing though. Many of these comments blame the parents. Also, I have two incredible parents. They love me and showed me love. They are self made and I was fortunate to grow up and watch how their hard work turned into a comfortable lifestyle for them. I also had a huge extended family, involved grandparents, friends, sports teams, hobbies, extra-curriculars, the whole thing. I really did have a model upbringing. While those things are imperative to surviving depression and other illnesses, they do not prevent you from experiencing them. This is like blaming a parent or loved one for a suicide.

    • Cee says:

      Hello, I am a white female, raised in an upper class, 2 parent home. Great education, trips, etc. Still suffered ED, anxiety AND depression. But yes, I am sure I wasn’t taught self love.

      This is why people still feel hesitant to talk about mental health and illness.

      • Crowhood says:

        Cee- you nailed it. I’m happy so many here were able to escape Anxiety and Depression and am sorry that you and I have had to navigate it. Proud of your recovery, wherever you may be in the process!

      • Cee says:

        I’m still struggling and have gone back to therapy as I feel myself falling down the rabbit hole. I have so many resources at my disposal – mainly my mother, she is a psychologist and understands and validates my illness. So many of us do not have that luxury.
        My depression was triggered by something awful happening to me, and having PTSD, but the genetic component was always there in my DNA. It’s like my brain was waiting for a little push just to go over the line and when it did, it was the worst I’ve ever felt in my 32 years of existence.
        Reading so many people dismiss this young girl’s experience with TWO mental illnesses as “she is shallow; she is vapid; her parents did not teach her better” is so discouraging.

        I hope you are in a good place. This is a lifelong fight for us.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah, a lot of the replies here are pretty gross. I’m disappointed.

      I also feel like it’s the ‘easy’ thing to do (blaming the parents) because then people can pat themselves on the back for doing it ‘right’ when their own kids haven’t been diagnosed with any mental health condition. The genetic component is strong – I don’t find it crazy that both girls would have similar struggles. I think the industry/lifestyle probably amplified the feelings of low self-worth, but it’s not the be all and end all.

      • Arizona says:

        I have depression and anxiety. My stepdaughter has depression and anxiety, and actually did spend time last year in a residential treatment center for struggles with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.

        I don’t see people saying that her parents are the sole causes of their daughter’s issues, but I think it’s simplistic to say that the environment and people they surrounded themselves with did not contribute to their issues. In the same way that my stepdaughter has the genetics from both sides of her family to be prone to substance abuse and depression/anxiety, but growing up with a narcissistic, alcoholic mother who started smoking pot with her at 14 and drinking with her at 16 contributed to those issues as well. Just like how my parents contributed to my depression and anxiety, even though I likely would have developed them regardless due to my brain chemistry.

      • Cee says:

        I know many people that abused substances because of their depression. They needed an “escape” or a respite. Unfortunately, drugs affect our chemical balance even more.

        I know it’s hard to understand what depression and/or anxiety feels like when you have the fortune not to endure either – but the over simplistic justifications/explanations are gross.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Also on RHOBH, Lisa Rinna has talked about how Delilah had crippling anxiety as a child–so much so she had trouble going to school.

      This was before she was an insta-model.

      Lisa has talked this season also about a severe event Lisa’s own mother suffered when she was attacked and nearly killed by a man who later turned out to be the Trailside Killer–an actual serial killer in the San Francisco area in the 70s. Lisa said on the show that knowing that her mother suffered this affected Lisa and made Lisa hypervigilant of her surroundings etc growing up.

    • PlainJane says:

      CROWHOOD – I so appreciate you sharing your story and pointing out some of the underlying assumptions that are happening in the comments. I am the surviving child of two loving, kind, supportive parents who gave my brother and I everything they could. I walked one path, my brother walked another that eventually led to his death at an early age. Parenting really didn’t have much to do with what happened to my brother or to me. We were raised the same, we were only 2 years apart, but our outcomes were so different. My guess is he struggled with anxiety (as do I), but couldn’t find a healthy way to manage it. He ultimately made the choice to drink himself to death.

      We have to be responsible for our own choices, blaming parents is the easy way out. Owning our own behavior (no matter how it came about) is ultimately the road to healing. I am impressed that Delilah’s words are about her, and how she needed to change!

      AND hugs to you, Cee and the other CBers that work hard toward mental wellness!

      • yeet says:

        @plainjane I hear your struggles, but I think often times just because parents were loving toward one child, doesn’t mean they were necessarily loving toward another. If there’s anything I learned from the #metoo movement over the last couple of years, I learned that some children had a parent or other relative who abused them, and yet when they came out to their parents, they were told they were liars, and the pain of this denial led to substance abuse and addiction. Addiction is a terrible disease, not a choice and we don’t necessarily know all the things surrounding it.

        In portugal, they had a major addiction issue, and instead of cracking down on their war on drugs, they poured all their money and efforts into treatment, and establishing people with addiction issues into loving environments; they tried to get the connected to society again. and they found that it works. I’m sorry for your loss of your brother, and I am in no way shaming or blaming you. Just expressing a wish that society could improve treatment for addiction.

      • PlainJane says:

        yeet – I agree, I do wish that society would improve the way it treats addicts and addiction. Addiction is a terrible disease. I am aware of the way Portugal has handled it’s addicts, and I applaud their efforts. There is sooo much shame attached to addiction, and it keeps people from loving each other, and from seeking help. Both of those things increase a person’s likeliness of succumbing to the disease. My brother was loved fiercely and supported in all attempts he made towards recovery until the day he died. And his loss was utterly devastating to my family.

        As far as your comments about my family, and the #metoo movement, and parents being more loving towards one child or another, please stay in your lane. Without knowing my family, or situation, it’s not fair to comment or surmise what may or may not have happened.

        And also, that’s not the point. I am impressed that Delilah is acknowledging how she is responding to her triggers, and how she is working to make better choices. That’s how real recovery happens – a person own’s their behavior.

    • isabelle says:

      Watch Real Housewives. There are several scenes in the sow where the family talks about fat people and people in rural areas (Lisa is originally from Oregon). Lisa raised her girls to be shallow and looks based it is very clear on the show she values appearances above a tins an pushed it onto her girls.

  8. SJR says:

    Try finding an actual job, education, volunteer at a charity…Man, this empty, shallow Hollywood life is doing a real number on these women.

    Good Luck to them all.

    I am glad to see the change in society that is happening now tho. More people who need mental health care are now seeking it, instead of my generation who mostly swept things inder the rug. That old BS “What will the neighbors think” Screw that!
    If you need help, please seek professional help.

    • Cee says:

      First comment I’ve read with some sense. When you’re depressed and you have a goal to achieve, it gets better (plus, you know, meds and therapy). Thank you.

      • Original T.C. says:


        Your comments are true and exactly why this Instagram post is problematic. We all know *anyone* can develop depression and anxiety just like neuropathy. However her Instagram posts regarding what is truly going on is vague enough for people to connect her environment with her current issues.

      • Cee says:

        She doesn’t owe people an extensive explanation or background story behind her depression. We don’t know what triggered it or what she’s endured. The fact so many are connecting her illness to her lifestyle is problematic, unfair and ignorant.
        BTW this is not a reflection on your comment, but overall what is being written in this post by some posters.

      • Pineapple says:

        Hey Cee, stay in therapy. I have been on and off for years. Stay in it. Life is complicated enough with emotional stability issues. It is so, so, so nice to have a place to go where it is just about making sense of everything for yourself.

  9. Mira says:

    Slightly off topic. A non-native English speaker asking. Is it common to say that you go to rehab for mental problems/illness? I mean instead of calling it a mental health facility or a psychiatric hospital? I have always assumed that going to rehab only refers to seeking help for addictions.

    Linguistics aside, I’m glad she got the help she needed and I wish all the best for her and her sister in the future.

    • Anon33 says:

      No, it is not common. It’s a lie that celebrities tell, and they think we’re so stupid that we Will believe them.

    • Arizona says:

      No, it’s not common.

    • Crowhood says:

      Mira- Thank you for asking your questions, and for doing so in a way that is not furthering any stigma or pre-conceived notions.

  10. Coji says:

    I’ve never heard of rehab for depression. Of she had a psychiatric hospitalization it would be more powerful to call it that. Otherwise it seems like a weasel word. I’m happy that she got help but if she’s trying to help others by sharing her story i wish she’d use accurate terminology.

    • Carlotta says:

      Some of these comments are infuriating. Yes, you can seek treatment at a ‘rehab’ for mental health issues such as depression amd anxiety. Just because you “haven’t heard of it,” doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. I suggest you do some research before you make declarations about subjects you know little or nothing about.

    • Crowhood says:

      It is literally called “Inpatient Rehabilitation”.

  11. Clsarah says:

    Rehab actually is much more common for mental health concerns than realized. It is often used as slang for a residential treatment center or “RTC” level of care which is used when someone does not have acute stabilization needs requiring an inpatient stay at a hospital but is still having an increased level of symptoms, medication adjustment needs or coping skill development needs that require more intense treatment. I work in insurance utilization management and we see just as many requests for mental health “rehab” as we do for substance abuse or eating disorder. Not saying she isn’t having those issues too, just saying it’s plausible she was in rehab for depression and anxiety!

    • Eda says:

      Yes, this was my first thought, too: inpatient treatment for mental health concerns. Sadly, this is so heavily stigmatized that she probably decided to describe it as “rehab” publicly. I’m glad she was able to get the help she needs.

      • Original T.C. says:

        But @CLSARAH clearly states it is *not* for inpatient hospitalization. As a brand ambassador inpatient hospitalization for mental health care is waaay on the bottom of the stigma list these days. Models on drugs and/alcohol are unpredictable and a publicity nightmare waiting to happen so companies are reluctant to hire them until they prove they can be responsible clean and sober.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Yes, mental health rehab centers are becoming more common. They often treat the combination of addiction/dependency and mental health issues but can also treat mental health issues without dependency. Generally speaking, a mental health rehab is not quite as intensive as inpatient hospitalization, but offers many of the same things a hospital would, in a less restrictive setting.

      (I’m a psychiatrist, for the record)

      • Sparky says:

        Yes!!! I’m bipolar (which arrived via nature not nurture btw) and a few years ago I had an acute episode (so to speak) and spent 3 months in the psych hospital at UCLA. After that I spent another 6 at a residential treatment facility. The latter had 2 programs–solely mental health and dual diagnosis. As I have no substance issues I was in the former.

  12. Cay says:

    I see the daughters inherited their mother’s lips.

    • Crowhood says:

      I see you have not inherited any compassion.

      • Arizona says:

        These girls have had plastic surgery, same as their mother and many people they know, at a very young age. The youngest one just turned 18, and has clearly had lip injections for some time – much like Kylie Jenner. She’s also already been diagnosed with an eating disorder, and the older one has needed inpatient hospitalization. Kris Jenner gets torn to shreds, as a mother who has had a lot of plastic surgery and whose daughters have followed suit. I don’t see why people can’t side eye Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin for the idea that the environment they raise their kids in might have been toxic and contributed to their problems?

        That doesn’t mean the parents are solely responsible for their mental health issues. But let’s not act like things like this don’t contribute to mental health issues as well.

    • Godwina says:

      Or dad’s. Has no one seen Clash of the Titans? Dude had mouth, naturally.

  13. Jaded says:

    They’ve been brought up in the phony, plastic fishbowl that is LA. That’s enough to make any young person fall down the rabbit hole of emotional disorders and self-hatred. Their mother is a total famewhore, always has been, and the focus for her girls seems to have been on being physically perfect. Maybe I’m biased because I can’t stand Lisa Rinna but upbringing is certainly a huge factor in creating these kinds of emotional and psychological problems. Interesting that BOTH of them have faced serious issues in their young lives. I wish them well.

  14. CC says:

    Stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.

  15. BANANIE says:

    I have spent time in inpatient treatment (at a hospital, not a rehab facility) but I know people who have gone to rehab for mental health issues.

    I’m not speculating, but I’m wondering if people are guessing there were substance abuse issues because she mentioned “attracting negative people into her life” which would suggest – in my mind anyone – people with destructive habits.

  16. Naddie says:

    If I could turn back time I’d have sought for help earlier, although I don’t blame myself at all. As much as mental disorders have multiple causes, I wonder if it’s genetics who give the final sentence.

    • Jaded says:

      I think it’s a combination of nature and nurture in many cases. My mother and sister had borderline personality disorder – I didn’t. However our upbringing was less than wonderful and the fact that it runs in our family plus a dictatorial, punitive upbringing was a perfect storm.

  17. gapeachinsc says:

    Hopefully this young lady will be able to turn a corner and feel better about herself and life. It is always sad when we see folks who look like they have everything only to learn they are incredibly depressed. Having access to money does not guarantee happiness.

    I wonder how supportive her parents really are. From what I’ve seen on her mom’s show, it feels like appearances are everything. Years ago one of her daughters made some kind of comment about folks from the mid west as being fatties, and Lord knows we have not seen Rinna eat a bite of food. She pushes it around her plate, puts it to her mouth, but it appears she actually ingests nothing but alcohol for her meals. Maybe she’d rather those carbs, than food carbs? I don’t know, but I wonder if one daughter with an eating disorder and another with depression has anything to do with self acceptance and trying to live up to an image of what is considered acceptable in their family. I hope that’s not the case and that the parents demonstrate love and acceptance, despite appearances. As we all know, appearances can be misleading.

  18. Katrina says:

    Any environment or career that is based on presenting a superficially “perfect” image or existence WILL create these feelings of anxiety and depression in most people. It’s terribly unhealthy to live as an ambassador for inauthenticity as these Instagram models/influencers do. When reality and the image you feel pressured to present don’t line up, watch out. Not to mention, all of the people they are “influencing” to be superficial and vapid as a way of life. Somethings got to give. I hope she finds a more meaningful life as a result of all of this treatment, I really do.