Inside Anne Heche’s mental health struggles, her dark family history and drug use
Although there are many Hollywood celebrities who suffer from mental health issues, Anne Heche’s story does have many tragic undertones. From a very early age, she has been dealing with a dark family history that has led her to reveal her struggles with mental health to the public. Heche has suffered the loss of three of her four siblings. Sister Cynthia passed awar during infancy of a heart defect.
Anne also lost sister Susan from brain cancer. But the loss of her brother was probably the one that struck her the hardest. Nathan died in a car crash moments before his high school graduation, but Anne herself considers her brother actually committed suicide and his death was no accident. She made these revelations in her 2001 memoir, ‘Call me Crazy‘.
Anne Heche’s dark past with her father
Another major aspect of Anne Heche’s mental health struggles is the horrible relationship she had with her father. In her memoir, she writes that she contracted genital herpes when she was still an infant due to repeated sexual abuse from her father. Both her mother and her remaining sister, Abigail have repeatedly denied these allegations.
Anne Heche is completely estranged from her family at this moment, she only relies on her close friends. The actress also wrote that her mother always knew about this abuse from her father and decided to remain silent about it. Due to these dark details of her family history, Anne Heche has suffered from mental illness since she was young.
Anne Heche’s history with drug abuse.
Out of all the issues Anne Heche had with drug abuse, one incident from the year 2000 stands out above the rest. Right after breaking up a long relationship with comedienne Ellen Degeneres, she got on a bender that lasted for days. Back then, People reported that Heche ditched her SUV on a dusty road in the desert near Fresno, California.
She walked until she found the home of a random woman named Araceli Campiz. After getting invited inside, she asked to take a shower as the home owner called the police. When the police arrived, Heche told the sheriff that she was God and she was going to take everyone to heaven in s spaceship. Years after the incident, Anne Heche admitted she was under the influence of ecstasy.