Selma Blair pours heart out about battling alcoholism and depression — and hoping to land good roles again — (Yahoo Entertainment)

SSRI Ed note: Actress taking medication for "four years of postpartum depression" and “crippling anxiety" drinks on airplane, has meltdown, has to be carried off.

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Suzy Byrne, Editor

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Among the Kardashian bikini pics and other drivel on Instagram today, there was Selma Blair, pouring her damn heart out.

The actress, who has appeared in Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions, and let’s not forget she played a Kardashian (Kris Jenner in American Crime Story), posted a really raw, honest social media post about her 20-plus years in Hollywood. And she made it clear it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses, mentioning how she has “battled alcoholism and depression and anxiety” (she’s currently “winning”) and “hasn’t had hope I will really work again” now that she’s in her mid-40s and has actually lived a bit. The post, which she shared Tuesday on Instagram, is “heart on sleeve” honesty.

The gist was that after having really big early success (great roles, great directors, great mentors, great external opportunities for her being the faces of various fashion houses), she battled demons — which we know from her infamous 2016 midflight “psychotic blackout” while traveling with her son, Arthur, and his father, designer Jason Bleick.

While “I am now winning that battle,” she wrote, it took work getting there. Her troubles included four years of postpartum depression after the birth of her son, whom she is now a single mom to, as well as “crippling anxiety. I fell apart. The last moment being very public. I was sorry. I was humbled. I stayed humble.” But, like many, “I still struggle,” she added. Only, “I cry quietly so as not to wake my child. I am a good mother.”

And there was some really candid stuff about working in Hollywood as a 45-year-old actress. Blair, who shared her ordeal with James Toback, said she hasn’t been optimistic about her future in the biz, which is especially crappy considering “I finally have a well to draw from.”

But as she navigates the uncertain water, she is thankful to her friends and fans for “believing in me. I want to find the right work for me. And for me as a mom and as a woman who has come so far in personal ways. I want to make us all proud.”

She added that she was putting it all out there — on a random Tuesday in a random social media post — because you never know. Maybe it will lead to good things.

And maybe it will. Until then, we’ll be replying to her post with fingers crossed, thumbs up, applause, and every other supportive emoji we can think of because that was a heaping dose of real talk on this “random Tuesday” — and she deserves some love for it.

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Medics remove actress Selma Blair from plane on a stretcher after air rage — (International Business Times)

By Vittorio Hernandez @vitthernandez

on June 21 2016 1:59 PM

Actress Selma Blair (L) and television personality Kris Jenner pose at The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles, California December 9, 2015. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

For her erratic behaviour while flying first class from Cancun to Los Angeles, actress Selma Blair was removed from a plane. She was seen been carried out by medics in a stretcher.

After the 43-year-old “American Crime Story” star was removed from the international flight on Monday, she was brought to a local hospital. Her four-year-old son, Arthur Saint, was with her on the same flight, reports Time.

People reports that while drinking wine, Blair began to cry and talked about threats from an unnamed man. “He burns my private parts. He won’t let me eat or drink. He beats me. He’s going to kill me,” witnesses quote the actress.

Following her outburst and erratic behaviour, two nurses on the plane attended to Blair. While they checked her bags for pills, the pilot called ahead and reported a passenger mixed alcohol with her medication.

She was bound for LA with her son for a beachside Father’s Day celebration with Jason Bleick, the father of Arthur Saint, according to a post on Blair’s Instagram account. She started to date Bleick, a fashion designer, in 2010, became pregnant with Arthur Saint the next year and separated from Bleick in 2012.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, mixing alcohol with certain medication could cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting and loss of coordination. There is the added risk of internal bleeding, heart problems and difficulties in breathing.  [Looks like the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism missed a few key potential side effects. – SSRI Ed]