Mischa Barton Talks Psych Ward Stay

Mischa Barton Talks Psych Ward Stay

Shes had a career full of ups and downs, and it seems Mischa Barton wasnt 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 Centers psychiatric ward after taking a sedative, blacking out, and threatening suicide.

Barton noted, It was a full-on breakdown. I was under enormous pressure. Ive learned a lot. Im stronger now.

Part of Mischas problem stemmed from her fluctuating weight. It was always, Shes too skinny, she must be sick. Then it was, Shes too big. I was never the right weight.

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