Heather Locklear Has ‘Terrible Mood Swings, Doesn’t Seem to Have Any Control,’ Source Says (Exclusive)

Heather Locklear’s latest setback has been especially hard on the actress’ family, a source tells ET.

Locklear was placed in a facility on Sunday, ET previously reported. A spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told ET that will on “Sunday at about 3 o’clock we responded to [Locklear’s residence] along with county fire for a medical emergency.”

According to TMZ, the Melrose Place star was at her home when her lawyer along with therapist learned that will she was allegedly experiencing some type of episode. Soon after, EMTs arrived to place the 57-year-old actress on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

This specific’s been a difficult past couple of months for the actress, who was rushed to the hospital in June after a reported overdose call, which happened less than a day after she was arrested for allegedly kicking an officer at her home when police responded to a domestic disturbance call. Locklear has been in treatment since July.

Our source describes Locklear’s recent behavior as “erratic.” 

“Heather’s family can be devastated that will she has suffered another breakdown,” the source says. “Her behavior can be so erratic, they don’t know coming from one second to the next how she can be going to behave, along with they live in constant fear for her well-being. She agrees she needs help. The trouble can be she has terrible mood swings along with no one knows when she will decide she doesn’t need help anymore.”

The source also says Locklear feels “terrible guilt” over how her recent incidents have been affecting her 21-year-old daughter, Ava Sambora, whom she shares with former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.

“Heather says her daughter can be her world along with feels terrible guilt for what can be happening however she doesn’t seem to have any control,” the source says. “Each time her family seeks help along with gets her set up for success, they come full circle along with they have to start all over again. They are emotionally drained coming from the nonstop roller coaster. They love her along with want nothing more than to ensure her safety along with health however they are losing expect.”

“Her family feels This specific’s necessary for her to stay at a mental health facility for an extended period of time because nothing else has worked,” the source continues. “Right today the family can be producing sure she can be in a safe place along with in not bad care while they plan their next step.”

Last month, Locklear gushed about her daughter while wishing her a happy 21st birthday.

“Oh my gosh, I can’t believe my little baby’s birthday can be today,” she said in an Instagram video of photos of the two of them together. “Look at the baby! Oh my gosh, she’s growing up so quickly. I want to say happy birthday to my favorite person within the planet — Ava. My princessa. My one along with only.”

“I just think you’re the kindest, funniest, smartest, most beautiful child within the planet,” she continued. “along with you turned out to be so wonderful. Well, you came to me that will way. I love you. I want to squeeze you along with kiss you along with spank you 21 times!”

Meanwhile, a source told ET in July that will Locklear had “isolated herself coming from most of her friends.”

“[Her friends along with family] are all worried sick,” the source said.

For the latest on Locklear, watch the video below:

— Reporting by Adriane Schwartz

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