London: Ashley Judd admitted that she would be in a dark place had she not received therapy for her growing depression back in 2006.
The star had checked into the Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Texas in a bid to battle her demons and admitted that she enjoys her life to the fullest now that she is happy and free of her problems.
"It`s (therapy) the single most important thing in my life. If I put that first everything else falls into place. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Suicide is an epidemic amongst young people; it`s the leading cause of death,” The Daily Express quoted her as saying.
"My experience was in and out but probably because it is a progressive disease I was getting to a place where I would`ve stayed in if I didn`t have some sort of intervention; some sort of help that showed me how to get that daily reprieve.
"Just by doing a few simple things every day I get that reprieve. I love it and I want it and it`s a great way to live... I really enjoy the opportunity to share my experience, strength and hope because there is a way out," she added.