Mischa Barton is opening up about suffering from depression.


“I am by no means mentally unstable. Well I am pretty crazy and weird sometimes, but not mentally unstable,” Barton says, according to Hollyscoop.


“I balance (depression) with positive things in my life and that’s why I have my outlets of music and literature. As much as I get down, I’m an upbeat person. People always think of me as kind of a light in a room – I love to make people laugh.”


Barton was hospitalized in 2009 after suffering a nervous breakdown.