“In Delilah's Case The Condition Was Extreme”: 'Real Housewives' Star Lisa Rina On Her Daughter's Mental Illness

August 2, 2019 14:16

Lisa Rinna is known for her role as Billie Reed in popular soap opera Days Of Our Lives. She has also appeared in numerous TV series and reality shows.

Asides from being a successful Hollywood star, she is a devoted mother and wife.

Happy marriage

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her husband Harry Hamlin has been married for more than two decades. The couple has two daughters, Delilah and Amelia.

The pair met when Lisa was working in an eyeglass store. Ever since then, they have been inseparable. Although it is often rumored that the couple split, they always seem to weather the storm and be more dedicated to one another.

Her daughter’s mental health issues

Lisa Rinna is getting candid about her daughter, Delilah Belle’s struggles with mental health. This is coming after Delilah revealed on Instagram that she had been checked into rehab twice.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star opened up about her Delilah’s health via her Instagram stories saying:

First of all I want to say how proud I am of both of our girls. I am in awe of how brave and courageous they are! In regard to Delilah’s recent post, I think it’s time to discuss the condition that started it all — PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections).

Rinna continued.

In Delilah’s case the condition was extreme and caused serious anxiety and multiple phobias. Thankfully, we found the appropriate therapies. She is doing much much better.

The mother of two encouraged parents who have children struggling with anxiety to check out pandasnetwork.org.

According to PANDAS, the disorder Delilah suffers from is a result of when strep triggers a “misdirected immune response and results in inflammation on a child’s brain.”

Life-changing experience

Lisa Rinna has a close relationship with her mom, Lois Rinna. There is no doubt that Lois has seen a lot in her nine decades and shared one of such moments on an episode of RHOBH.

The reality TV star’s mom survived an attack by her co-worker, David Carpenter who became known as the Trailside Killer, one of the country’s most notorious serial killers.

Though Delilah has had to struggle with her mental health, Lisa Rinna is grateful for her baby girl is getting better.