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Stephanie Pratt Reveals Descent into Bulimia and Drug Addiction: 'I Didn't Care About Anything. I Could Live or Die'

Stephanie Pratt Reveals Descent into Bulimia and Drug Addiction: 'I Didn't Care About Anything. I Could Live or Die'

Originally posted 08/21/2015 04:50PM

The Hills showed viewers Stephanie Pratt growing out of her teens and into a young woman. But as her new biography reveals, the six seasons of the glossy show didn't touch on her very real struggles, including addiction to crystal meth and bulimia.

In Made in Reality, Pratt admits to becoming addicted to crystal meth when she was only 16 or 17 and attending Crossroads School for Arts & Science, a private college prep school in Santa Monica, California.

"I was on the extreme level, and addiction developed instantly," Pratt says in the current issue of New! magazine. The former reality star – who writes that she kept her meth kit in a Hello Kitty bag – tells the magazine, "[I smoked] probably four times before school, then at snack ... probably 12 or 13 times a day."

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Why Are People Getting Tattoos of Semicolons?

Project Semicolon Empowers People Who Suffer from Depression

Originally posted 07/07/2015 07:50PM

Sometimes a tattoo is more than meets the eye.

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Rob Kardashian Spotted Out in Los Angeles for First Time in Months: PHOTO

Rob Kardashian Spotted Out in Los Angeles for First Time in Months: PHOTO

Originally posted 06/04/2015 11:15AM

Rob Kardashian was seen out in Los Angeles on Wednesday after months of keeping a low profile.

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Nicholas Brendon Enters Rehab for Depression, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse Problems

Nicholas Brendon Enters Rehab for Depression, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse Problems

Originally posted 06/02/2015 01:45AM

Nicholas Brendon has checked into rehab.

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Nicholas Brendon: Arrest Was Due to Sexual Abuse & Depression, 'This Isn't Who I Am'

Nicholas Brendon: Arrest Was Due to Sexual Abuse & Depression, 'This Isn't Who I Am'

Originally posted 03/17/2015 02:10AM

Nicholas Brendon says his arrest in Florida on Friday after trashing a hotel room was caused by his ongoing battle with depression and difficulty dealing with memories of being molested when he was a child.

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Wayne Brady Speaks Out About His Depression: 'It Ate Away at Me Daily'

Wayne Brady Speaks Out About His Depression: 'It Ate Away at Me Daily'

Originally posted 01/20/2015 05:45PM

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Although he felt too afraid to speak out for many years, comedian Wayne Brady is opening up once more about his longtime struggle with depression.

After revealing to Entertainment Tonight in November that he suffered a "breakdown" on his 42nd birthday last June, Brady points to the difficulty men have with opening up about mood disorders in a patriarchal culture that demands they hide their feelings.

"It's difficult for men in general, I think, because of just the way that we're raised," says Brady in the video exclusive to PEOPLE above. "We feel any of the negative emotions or that dark cloud settle on you, and you feel like you need to cry out or speak to someone about it, and, 'Nope, I'm not gonna do that, because I'm a man.' "

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Sharon Osbourne: I've Taken Medication for Depression for 16 Years | Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne: I've Taken Medication for Depression for 16 Years

Originally posted 11/03/2014 06:30PM

Sharon Osbourne surprised her co-hosts on CBS' The Talk Monday by revealing she's been taking depression medication for 16 years.

While discussing comedian Wayne Brady's recent revelation that's he's long battled the mood disorder, Osbourne, 62, interrupted the discussion to say that she, too, suffers from depression.

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Zelda Williams, Robin's Daughter, Urges Others to Seek Help on World Mental Health Day

Robin Williams's Daughter, Zelda, Urges Others to Seek Help on World Mental Health Day

Originally posted 10/11/2014 08:45PM

Nearly two months after her father, Robin Williams, lost his battle with mental illness by committing suicide, his daughter, Zelda Williams, paid tribute to him on World Mental Health Day by urging others suffering from the disease to seek help.

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Robin Williams's Widow Is 'Surprisingly Resilient,' Says Friend

Robin Williams's Widow Is 'Surprisingly Resilient,' Says Friend

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:00PM

Well-loved and well-ridden, the bicycle still had mud clinging to the tires. From the handlebars hung a red Night at the Museum cap, signed by its owner.

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