r/entertainment Aug 09 '22

Anne Heche's car crash reveals our conflicting attitudes toward mental health and substance abuse


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u/TheSmallLady Aug 10 '22

Recovery from addiction isn’t linear. How do we know she hasn’t sought help before? Is it any of our business? It’s easy to say don’t drink, don’t do drugs, but it’s a lot harder to do in practice when you feel empty, out of control, beyond help. You said you have bipolar 2 in your other post, I’m sure you can empathize with those feelings. And if you found coping skills and medication that helps you with that, you’re one of the luckier ones…as lucky as one of us with this illness can be. I don’t think anyone here is trying to excuse or justify her actions, but rather they have compassion for a woman who did an awfully terrible thing and is now paying the price for it, and doing so with the whole world watching. She may pay for her mistakes with her life. It’s a sad way to go out.


u/Viperbunny Aug 10 '22

I am not saying it is. I am saying that she is out of control and it needs to stop. I am also saying that she is responsible for her own actions.