"I’m going to be seeking treatment for my battles," she told In Touch magazine. "I’m going to work through it. I’m going to get help and make better choices."
Kenney, 18, who also stars on Shameless and has been acting since she was 10, and admits to struggling with childhood stardom.
"I was running with a really fast crowd. I was being naive and very immature, and I was doing things I should not be doing because it was illegal and I’m not 21," she said. "It wasn’t healthy, and it was making me feel even worse — anxious and depressed. It was just a slippery slope that I did not want to go down. And I knew that I needed to stop it."
Kenney says while her professional work has not been affected, her personal life has. She shared stories of wild nights where she would go clubbing with older friends, and overdo it.
"Now, in treatment, I will work on finding other ways to cope with boredom, find hobbies and better learn how to deal with stress," she continues, adding that her parents, closest friends and co-stars have been supportive. "I just think I need a mental sanity break and a break from the Hollywood scene."
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