In addition to her statement, Mel B tweeted “Knowledge is power” and a link to a website detailing PTSD. She also retweeted a post from her mother, Andrea Brown, mentioning Mel’s decision to enter rehab.

“I’m so proud of my daughter. She has the courage to face her demons head on and deal with them,” Andrea wrote. “I know what hell she has been through and I know what trauma she has suffered and still suffers. Do not judge because so many people have PTSD and try and numb the pain any way they can. I am proud of her honesty and I am proud my daughter speaks out on a subject that affects so many people.”