Mischa Barton has reportedly been voluntarily hospitalised and is currently undergoing mental evaluation.
Her neighbours and a close friend reported that the 31-year-old actress was displaying some disturbing behaviour at her West Hollywood home.
According to TMZ, Mischa was hanging over the fence in her back yard, and was rambling about various things, including how her mother was a witch and the world was shattering, and also something about David Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
Firefighters came to the scene after responding to an emergency call about a potential jumper. Mischa then agreed to go to hospital to get checked over.
This isn’t Mischa’s first public meltdown – she was placed under psychiatric care in 2009 for depression and threatening to kill herself.
“It was a full-on breakdown,” she said of the incident. “It was terrifying. I was never suicidal, I was just overworked and depressed.
“But one slip of the tongue in a heightened moment and you find yourself in that situation.”
We trust Mischa Barton is getting the help she needs, and hope she will be on the mend very soon.
Get well soon, Mischa!