“Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell did not reveal her pregnancy publicly for nearly six months, a period of isolation that she said left her in a “severe depression.”
“I think it’s really interesting that pre-partum depression or feelings of isolation in pregnancy are not more vastly discussed,” Mitchell, 32, said in a newspaper interview with the maternity lifestyle brand Hatch. “Feeling that I was alone in my depression compounded my state of mind, but [I] have found since sharing the news publicly that many women feel as I did.”
“Pregnancy can be a hard time, especially if you’re having to hide it,” she said. “After I came out publicly, I felt an enormous wave of relief and was finally able to start enjoying the pregnancy.