Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Phaedra Parks Experienced PTSD Following Real Housewives Departure

Five years ago Phaedra Parks was let go from The Real Housewives of Atlanta after spreading a defamatory lie about Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker [click here if you missed that]. 

In her new book Phaedra talks about the mental health struggle she faced following her departure from the show...

Phaedra Parks experienced a bout of depression after her exit from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” — and now she wants to help others going through similar struggles.
The reality star exclusively tells Page Six that she plans to detail her mental health journey — and share the affirmations she employed throughout her recovery — in a new book that is part memoir and part meditative guide.
“When I left ‘Housewives,’ it was a very dark time,” she reflects. “And I went through … depression and a lot of emotions because ‘Housewives’ can give you PTSD. I think anyone that’s been on it for over four to five years will experience some PTSD because it can be very traumatic.”
The single mom of two — who shares sons Ayden, 12, and Dyan, 9, with ex-husband Apollo Nida — tells Page Six that she is grateful to have bounced back from the drama with self-reflection and the support of her loved ones.
“So I wanted to write a book for women — men can read it, too — that really gave a part of my testimony of just being an overcomer,” she says.