Lisa Rinna is praising her daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin after she recently opened up on social media about her decision to seek treatment for her mental health.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills actress shared in her Instagram Story on Monday, July 22 how proud she is of both Delilah and daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin, who also previously opened up about her battle with anorexia. "First of all I want to say how proud I am of both of our girls. I am in awe of how brave and courageous they are!" she wrote.
Lisa then went on to share that Delilah's struggles began when she was diagnosed with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) as a kid. "In Delilah's case the condition was extreme and caused serious anxiety and multiple phobias," Lisa shared. "Thankfully we found the appropriate therapies and over time she is doing much, much better."
She also directed parents to visit PandasNetwork.org for more information if their child is also struggling with anxiety.
Lisa previously opened up about Delilah's journey after she moved to New York City to attend NYU in Season 8 of RHOBH. "When Delilah was 11, she started to have panic attacks. She wouldn't get in a car, she wouldn't leave the house, wouldn't go to school, and then she was having bullying issues at school, which just magnified it," she said. "So the fact that Delilah is able to move to New York is truly a miracle."
Delilah opened up about her decision to seek help from a rehabilitation center last year on social media last week.
"This time last year I was in rehabilitation. I moved to New York to start my journey as a student at NYU. Not long after I moved to New York I began having terrible depression. I started attracting negative people into my life because my thoughts were so negative. I got trapped in a severely unhealthy relationship that pushed me over the edge. I couldn't get out of the relationship because I thought I was deserving of it," she shared. "After 8 months or so with this guy I couldn't take the pain anymore. "In February I called my mom, packed some bags, and took the soonest flight back to LA. Two weeks later I was admitted into a rehab facility. I knew the way I was living was unhealthy and detrimental to my mental health so I called my mom and told her I needed help. Little did I know that this was going to be the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. I learned so much about being independent, feeling less shameful and guilty, I learned about self-love instead of self-deprivation and so much more."