Wednesday, June 11, 2008

two thumbs up for Kirsten Dunst's honesty


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I was impressed when Kirsten Dunst recently spoke out about her trip to rehab for depression issues.

This stuff is hard to talk about. There is so much stigma associated with mental illness and a great deal of shame for those dealing with it. Two thumbs up for her bravery and honesty.

Dunst Says Rehab was for Depression, Not Drugs

"I was struggling, and I had the opportunity to go somewhere and take care of myself," Dunst added in the E! Online interview "I was fortunate to have the resources to do it. My friends and family thought it was a good idea, too."

Dunst said she had decided to go public with her depression to highlight the struggle faced by so many other successful woman and also to dispel rumors of chronic drug and alcohol abuse.

"There's been a lot of misrepresentation about what is going on in my life, and it's been very painful for my friends and family," she told E! Online.

"Everyone feels like they have to defend me. They hear the rumors, and it puts them in a defensive position. Now that I'm feeling stronger, I was prepared to say something."


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