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Hayden Panettiere will 'take time to reflect' on battle with postpartum depression

/ Source: TODAY

Hayden Panettiere continues to be an inspiration to other women battling postpartum depression.

The actress first opened up about her personal struggle with the subject, which many find difficult to discuss, in 2015. Now she's revealing that the struggle isn't over — and she's taking time to focus on her health.

Actress Hayden Panettiere attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.Jason Merritt / Getty Images

"The postpartum depression I have been experiencing has impacted every aspect of my life," she explained to fans in a tweet Thursday. "Rather than stay stuck due to unhealthy coping mechanisms I have chosen to take time to reflect holistically on my health and life. Wish me luck!"

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Good luck and well wishes soon followed.

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The 26-year-old's battle began after she gave birth to daughter Kaya in 2014. She sought treatment the following year, and since then, she's stressed that all moms should know that "it's OK to ask for help."

Her recent decision to take time to focus on her health comes at the same time as the news that her fan-loved series, "Nashville," has been canceled.

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