Heather Locklear ordered to mental health facility after admitting assault

Heather Locklear has been ordered to spend a month in a mental health facility after pleading no contest to a series of assault charges.

The Melrose Place actress was facing eight charges, including six involving battery on a police officer or paramedic.

The 57-year-old must check into the residential facility by September 6 and spend the full 30 days there or she will be sentenced to 120 days in jail, TMZ claimed.

Healther, who was arrested last June, will be on three years of unsupervised probation and was ordered not to posses any weapons, non-prescribed medications or alcohol.

She was arrested last February on suspicion of felony domestic battery and three counts of battery on a police officer.

After being accused of hitting her boyfriend Chris Heisser, Locklear was charged with domestic abuse – but those charges were dropped in March.

She was arrested again in June after allegedly attacking a police officer and EMT who responded to a disturbance call at her house.

Police claimed she was ‘extremely intoxicated’ and ‘arguing with friends and family’ when they arrived.

After being released from jail on bail, Locklear voluntarily checked herself into hospital ‘for the treatment of alcohol abuse and mental health issues’.

It was claimed that she had tried to overdose within 72 hours of being released.

Her parents had called police on Locklear earlier that month for threatening to turn a gun on herself.

She was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold in November for 72 hours after a therapist raised concerns that an ‘ongoing mental health issue’ had resurfaced.

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