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Mental Health Concerns
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BRITTANY SNOW
Actress Brittany Snow, best known for her parts in
Hairspray and Prom Night, has dealt with a
serious eating disorder and cutting herself. When
she was 15 years old, she was weighing herself 10
to 15 times a day and weighed only 85 lbs. “I
knew that was a really low number and I knew
that my hair was falling out and I had really weird
skin. My face looked really weird and I was always
cold,” she remembers. Snow hit rock bottom
when she began cutting herself. ”I would look at
the scars and what I had done to myself and that
would convince me not to eat,” she says. “I also
was crying for attention and I also really wanted
someone to see my scars and help me.” By the
time she was 19, Snow was in rehab and she
stopped cutting, but says the eating disorder “is
still hard to deal with.”