"Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression. She requested an in-depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment," Locklear's representative, Cece Yorke, told reporters at the time. According to People magazine, Locklear's time in Arizona wasn't all trials and tests: she also spent her four weeks there enjoying spa services and horseback rides.
Considering what she endured during the spring of '08, it's no wonder Locklear sought treatment that summer. In March, a man claiming to be her doctor called 911 fearing for her safety. "I have a patient and I have a feeling she's suicidal," he told the dispatcher. While authorities released a statement saying they didn't believe the caller was "lying or fabricating the information provided at the time," they didn't administer care because, once help arrived at Locklear's home, "no one at the residence was in distress or needed medical or mental-health emergency assistance."
Locklear's representative further downplayed the call, saying, "[Heather] is fine. She never requested medical assistance and did not place a 911 call. Nor did anyone from her house call 911 or place a call requesting medical assistance."
It's hard to blame Locklear for having a rough couple of years. In 2006, shortly after splitting from Richie Sambora, her husband of more than 11 years and the father of their daughter, Ava, he hooked up with her BFF, Denise Richards.
Before she split with Sambora, Locklear sometimes trotted to parties arm-in-arm with Richards. She even helped Richards through a rough patch with her then-husband, Charlie Sheen. But she lost her friend along with her husband after filing for divorce.
"I wish Heather well," Richards told People magazine in 2006, asserting her relationship with Sambora was platonic until after Locklear filed for divorce. "Unfortunately our friendship had to dissolve and I'm sad about that. The last thing I would want to do is create a media frenzy like this, especially as I'm trying to get through a divorce."