Mischa Barton Talks Psych Ward Stay

Posted Wednesday October 16, 2013 1:45 PM GMT

She’s had a career full of ups and downs, and it seems Mischa Barton wasn’t wired to handle all the drama she was forced to endure.

The “O.C.” actress told People that she actually ended up on a 5150 hold at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s psychiatric ward after taking a sedative, blacking out, and threatening suicide.

Barton noted, “It was a full-on breakdown. I was under enormous pressure. I’ve learned a lot. I’m stronger now.”

Part of Mischa’s problem stemmed from her fluctuating weight. “It was always, ‘She’s too skinny, she must be sick. Then it was, ‘She’s too big.’ I was never the right weight.”

And now that she’s received the help she needs, Mischa is doing much better!

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