Brittany Snow Says Last Year Was The ‘Hardest Mental Health Challenge’ She’s Ever Faced. Here’s What Got Her Through

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“Pitch Perfect” actress Brittany Snow opened up about her mental health struggles in a tell-all interview with Bustle published Tuesday.

Snow filed for divorce from her husband, Tyler Stanaland, in January. The couple seemingly separated over drama stemming from reality TV flop “Selling the OC,” in which Stanaland was a main cast member.

“In the past year I went through probably the hardest mental health challenge I’ve ever faced. In one day, in a matter of hours, my life turned completely upside down,” Snow told the outlet. “I was blindsided and every thing I thought I knew, held sacred and truly trusted in my life was completely different.” Though she didn’t say it explicitly, it sounds like Snow was describing the breakdown of her marriage.

“A couple days later my grandmother passed away and I think every thing I knew about mental health was tested. Thank god for my friends. I don’t know if I would have made it without them. They reminded me who I was and the things I stood for. I used all the tools I knew. All of them,” Snow continued, noting it was one of her co-stars from “Pitch Perfect” who helped her through the process.

The friend, who Snow doesn’t name explicitly, was apparently also going through a tough year. Snow said in one instance, she went to a friend’s house and “just fell down to the ground and just cried and laid there” at the door. “And [the friend] basically nursed me back to health for like four days. And it wasn’t the one that I thought was going to be able to do that, either,” she added.

Snow worked alongside huge names in the hit musical franchise, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and more. Judging by the full article, it sounds like all of her co-stars are close friends of Snow’s. (RELATED: ‘200 People’: Jennifer Coolidge Says ‘MILF’ Role In ‘American Pie’ Was A Great Boon To Her Sex Life)

“They don’t need to give you advice. They don’t need to fix it for you. They just are there,” Snow said, which hit like a brick wall. Because isn’t that all we need when we’re feeling down, stressed or like the walls are closing in: People who don’t want to make things worse, nor fix it, but just be a good person and a good friend? Anyone who does the opposite is pretty demonic, in my opinion, even if they’re not a close friend.