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‘SNL’ Alum Pete Davidson Is In Rehab

On June 28, PEOPLE reported that Pete Davidson, the comedian and actor best known for his work on ‘Saturday Night Live’, has been checked into a rehabilitation facility due to his struggles with mental health. This news came right after Davidson was charged with a count of reckless driving, having driven his car right into a private residence in Beverly Hills with his girlfriend (Chase Sui Wonders) in the backseat.

Why is Pete Davidson in rehab?

A few years ago Pete Davidson revealed that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). He has also spoken about his experiences with depression and anxiety and now he has been reported to be in rehab in order to get appropriate therapy for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A source has commented that the comedian is “in rehab but getting out pretty soon.” On top of this, the 29-year-old was not arrested on scene for his reckless driving incident two weeks ago and has his arraignment scheduled for July 27. Tough going, Davidson.

He is checked in at a Pennsylvania facility, the same one that John Mulaney once ended up entering for drug and alcohol abuse. An insider also mentioned to The Hollywood Life that Pete “regularly goes to rehab for ‘tune ups’ and to take a mental break, so that’s what’s happening.”

What’s Pete Davidson’s history with mental health?

The ‘King of Staten Island’ star has always been open about his struggles with mental health, including borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. These challenges have been linked to traumatic events in his life such as the death of his father in the 9/11 attacks and his own experiences with bullying and sexual abuse. Pete was only 7 when his father passed away and it apparently had a profound impact on his life. He has talked about his struggles to cope with his grief and how he felt like he had lost his hero multiple times. The actor also said that he believes his father’s death is one of the reasons why he has struggled so much with mental health challenges.

Davidson has sought treatment for his mental health, including therapy and medication, and has spoken about the importance of self-care and finding supportive relationships. His openness about his mental health has helped to further destigmatize mental illness and raise awareness of the challenges that many people face.

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