Kristoff St. John, the The Young and the Restless star, reportedly has sought out help for his mental health issues.


The actor will be undergoing psychiatric treatment for a reported scare that occurred last Wednesday. TMZ reported that St. John threatened to kill himself with a gun, and was hospitalized following. He was placed under a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.

St. John has acted as Neil Winters on the long-running soap opera since 1991. This week he will meet with CBS to discuss the future of his role, and his suicidal incident.

It is believed that the incident was triggered by the upcoming three-year anniversary of the death of his son Julian, who committed suicide on Nov. 23, 2014, aged 24. Kristoff’s ex-wife Mia St. John initially slammed reports about her ex’s attempted suicide. “I want the world to know the truth about what is happening with Kristoff, because currently there is inaccurate, and fabricated information being reported by certain online outlets,” she said. “No parent should ever have to bury their child, and for those who do, it is a nightmare that haunts you forever. The death of our beloved son Julian has taken a toll on both of us. He is an actor and while he may appear whole on the outside, his heart is broken. As a society, we need to start taking mental health seriously and realize that no one is immune.”

St. John’s last tweet came on Oct. 12, and advocated for mental health awareness. “MY TWITTER FRIENDS! Please retweet this and show support for: #MentalHealthAwareness #Mentalhealth #love #support #together.” He also has a pinned tweet from 2015 that says, “Going to war…for justice…vindication…for my son Julian and those that suffer from mental illness. Godspeed.”

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