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On the Real Housewives of Orange County this week, star Tamra Barney revealed a shocking confession that she attempted suicide in her 20s. Tamra, who recently began filming on a wedding spin-off for Bravo, said she attempted to overdose on pills to deal with her depression.

“I took a bunch of prescription medication that I found in my mom’s cupboard, then my mom found me and they took me to the hospital,” Tamra said, through tears. “They admitted me into a mental hospital.”

Tamra Barney spoke about the frightening incident during a keynote speech at a women’s expo. The Real Housewives of OC star said the attempt came after her first divorce after she was caught in a circle of low self-esteem and letting men control her.

Although Tamra’s fans tweeted support for the star after her emotional revelation, some critics felt the time and place of her confession was out of sync. Watch the video above for some of the less than positive reactions to Tamra’s speech.

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