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Lake Bell Speaks on Falling Into Depression Following Son’s Home Birth

Lake Bell Speaks on Falling Into Depression Following Son's Home Birth

When it comes to actress Lake Bell, she recently revealed that she fell into depression following her son’s traumatic home birth.

Read on to get more about Lake Bell falling into depression after both of her kids were born with the umbilical cord wrapped around their necks and unable to breathe…

Lake Bell Speaks on Falling Into Depression Following Son's Home Birth

CelebNHealth247.com reports that the 40-year-old actress recently spoke about her and husband Scott Campbell’s kids, Nova, now five, and Osgood two, her youngest had to be admitted to a hospital intensive care unit.

Lake Bell admits that having her son in the hospitals intensive care unit made her stop feeling like herself.

She said:

I was like I need something, I can’t be a person. I don’t know how to be … I had never felt that before. My heart aches for those who feel that through the hardship of their life every day, like, I have felt it. I know what it is and it’s a monster. It’s a demon.

Lake went on to say that her all-time low was one evening when her young daughter could feel she wasn’t a ”normal mommy” anymore.

Bell recalled:

I remember my daughter saying at one point… ‘Go away, monster, you go away!’ and I was like, ‘What? Are you okay? Is there a monster here?’ and she said, ‘He’s still here. Go away monster. You can’t play here!’ I know what she’s talking about. She feels like I’m not ‘normal mommy.’ She feels like there’s a f***ing demon in the goddamn room and she wants it to get the f**k away. It was a feeling of a little person being very intuitive to there being a cloud of darkness here and she was trying to get it away.

After that Lake Bell “begged” to be put on medication to help her recover, she found it really helped.

Lake went on to say to ‘The Conversation with Amanda De Cadenet‘:

I took a medication called Zoloft, a very low dose and this was again, a person who was afraid of Advil, and I begged for it and I begged for it for my own well-being and for my family’s well-being … and it took me to a place where I could be. I could just be. It was rational. I needed to just be Lake and I felt final like I could breathe the air that Lake breathes, not like some other person that I don’t recognize.

The 40-year-old actress has always been into an ”organic f***ing kumbaya way of living” but wanted to share her story to destigmatize the use of medication and getting help from therapists.

Lake concluded by saying:

I think parents, we really are in it together.

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