But you don't realise how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. Women need to know that they're not alone, and that it does heal."There's a lot of misunderstanding - there's a lot of people out there that think that it's not real, that it's not true, that it's something that's made up in their minds, that, 'Oh, it's hormones.'"They brush it off. It's really painful and it's really scary and women need a lot of support."She once said that motherhood was an "out-of-body experience".And now Hayden Panettiere has opened up about her battle with postnatal depression - while sending an inspirational message to other new mums., she said: "I suffered a bit of postpartum depression. Luckily, she also revealed that her best friend had a baby around the same time.She landed a role as Sarah Roberts on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 1994 to 1997, which was followed by Lizzie Spaulding on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light in 1996, and again from 1997 to 2000.Adding: 'We talked about it for a second, but it was just like a conversation, and I was like, "Why should I be ashamed or hide when it costs so much? It costs you so much to lie.' Wow: Hayden told People: 'Honestly, when I said [I had PPD] the first time on Kelly And Michael, I didn't plan on it;' pictured in a Maria Lucia Hohan dress on January 17 at the Critics' Choice red carpet in Santa Monica The stunner, who wore a Maria Lucia Hohan peach hued gown for the Critics' Choice Awards - her first US red carpet since treatment - continued: 'I'm 26.
After ending her relationship with 6ft6 boxer Wladimir Klitschko the star is now dating New York Jets American footballer Scotty Mc Knight.Her spokesperson said: "Hayden is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment centre as she is currently battling postpartum depression.She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time."The 26-year-old, who is dealing with a similar storyline in "When you're told about postpartum depression you think it's, 'I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child' - I've never, ever had those feelings."Some women do.actress, 30, was spotted holding hands with her new beau Scotty Mc Knight at Don Julio’s Neon Carnival in Indio, Calif. PHOTOS: Unlikely celeb couples The pair attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival together on April 13, posting pictures via Instagram from the outdoor venues.PHOTOS: Gossip Girl styles, then and now Prior to their Coachella adventure, the former New York Jets wide receiver shared a collage of photos with his new lady love on March 31, writing, “Happy birthday to this girl @itsmejessicaszohr — beautiful inside and out.” The couple has been dating for several months and spent New Year's Eve together.PHOTOS: Hayden's best bikini moments Szohr isn’t the first actress Mc Knight has dated.