LeAnn Rimes Seeks Treatment for Mental Reasons: Other Famous Women that Did the Same

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LeAnn Rimes Seeks Treatment for Mental Reasons: Other Famous Women that Did the Same
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LeAnn Rimes has entered an in-patient treatment facility.

It looks like LeAnn Rimes didn't have the happiest of birthdays. The 30-year-old country star, who celebrated her birthday on August 28, has entered a treatment facility because of mental issues. "LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day inpatient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress," said her rep. "While there will be speculation regarding her treatment, she is simply there to learn and develop coping mechanisms. While privacy isn't expected, it's certainly appreciated." As the singer tries to cope with stress, she is fortunate to have the support of husband Eddie Cibrian and her two stepsons. In addition, her treatment is not expected to impact her scheduled tour later this year. When it comes to stars battling anxiety and stress, LeAnn is in good company. Here are a few other stars that have had to cope with similar issues.

Heather Locklear

The former "Melrose Place" star entered a rehab facility in 2008 in an effort to combat stress and anxiety. She sought treatment after a series of personal issues, including her divorce from rocker Richie Sambora. "Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression," said her rep at the time. "She requested an in depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment." Though the actress recovered, she has had a number of issues since then. Earlier this year, she was hospitalized after reportedly mixing medications.

Kirsten Dunst

The "Spider-Man" actress is as charming as can be on the surface, but she is among the many people that have been forced to confront mental difficulties. In 2008, the beautiful star entered a Utah facility after her depression became clear while she partied with friends. It turns out that the rehab stint proved to be very valuable, and Kirsten has found comfort in her ability to discuss her past issues. "I have experienced depression," she later admitted. "Many people have. Mine was caused by a few things. I felt a lot of stress from all these different areas."

Ashley Judd

The noted actress has been open about the treatment she sought for depression in 2006. The star spent more than a month in a Texas-based rehab facility after realizing that she needed help in her fight. "My addictions were behavioral, not chemical," she said in an interview. "I wouldn't have known to seek treatment. At Shades of Hope, my behaviors were treated like addictions. And those behaviors were killing me spiritually, the same as someone who is sitting on a corner with a bottle in a brown paper bag." Her rehab efforts did the trick, and the star has thrived both personally and professionally ever since.

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