Pete Davidson In Rehab, Struggling With Mental Health
Pete Davidson has checked himself into a mental health facility. Per Page Six, the Bupkis actor has been struggling with borderline personality disorder and PTSD. Davidson, 29, is currently checked into a Pennsylvania facility where his close friend, comedian John Mulaney went for help for alcohol and drug issues, the publication reports.
A friend told them that “Pete regularly goes to rehab for ‘tune ups’ and to take a mental break. So that’s what’s happening.” Another source told People, “Pete will often check himself into rehab to work on these issues. His friends and family have been supportive during this time.”
Pete’s Mental Health Struggles
Last August, Pete was in therapy to deal with the online harassment he received from Kanye West for dating his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. As we previously reported, the “attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics” was a trigger for Pete, so he had to seek out help. Davidson has long been open about his mental health struggles.
In 2018, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder after years of battling depression and anxiety. He explained that the symptoms of the disorder led him to check into a rehabilitation program in 2016. At that time, he believed the mental breakdowns he was experiencing came from smoking cannabis. “This whole year has been a f—ing nightmare,” he said on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast in September 2017. “This has been the worst year of my life. Getting diagnosed with this and trying to figure out how to learn with this and live with this.”
In an interview with Variety in 2018, Davidson said he’d “been in and out of mental health facilities” since he was 9. He said the new medication he was on stabilized him after the “last few years have been real rough with me.” He addded, “I took all these mental health classes and really spent a lot of time getting me good.”