Sandra Bullock has disclosed that she suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of a horrifying house invasion that occurred in 2014. The incident occurred in 2014.
During a recent episode of “Red Table Talk,” the actress, 57, recalled the moment she realised an unarmed burglar had entered her Bel Air estate. “I was in the closet thinking, ‘This doesn’t end good,'” she added.
Bullock, who admitted that watching “48 Hours” and “Dateline NBC” had heightened her anxieties, told co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris that she was grateful that her son, Louis, whom she adopted in 2010, was not present the night of the break-in.
Bullock also expressed gratitude to her co-hosts for their support.
Our nanny replied, “Let me just take him to my apartment, which is up the block, since you’re going to be out late,” she said. “It was one of those nights.”
“Had he been home, I would’ve rushed to the closet, which is now my official closet but was formerly his bedroom, and that would’ve altered the course of our lives forever,” she said. “There has been a breach of that. After that, I wasn’t the same person. “I was in complete disarray.”
Bullock’s house was finally raided and the invader was apprehended while she was there. She said on “Red Table Talk” that she hasn’t been “alone since the day” of the invasion and that she hasn’t been alone since the invasion.
Bullock’s convicted stalker, Joshua James, killed himself in 2018 during a confrontation with police, years after the incident occurred.
He died as a result of an unfortunate series of circumstances, which she described as “sad” because “the system failed him.” A confrontation with SWAT resulted to his death by self-inflicted bullet.
The Academy Award winner said that she sought treatment for her compounded trauma and discovered that EDMR therapy was the “most therapeutic” choice for her situation.
EMDR, which stands for eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, is a kind of psychotherapy that is used to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Bullock said that she has “surrounded [herself] regularly with risky individuals and circumstances” as a result of her interactions and the lessons she has learnt from them.
“I had no one else to blame except myself,” she said, “since it was the most familiar emotion I’d ever experienced.”
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