"I am fully aware I am at a crisis point," she admitted in a lengthy statement. "No-one knows myself better than I do. But I am dealing with it."
"I am being very honest in my book about drinking to numb my pain but that is just a way a lot of people mask what is really going on," the former Spice Girl continued. "Sometimes it is too hard to cope with all the emotions I feel. But the problem has never been about sex or alcohol -- it is underneath all that."
"After trying many different therapies I started a course of therapy called EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) which in a nutshell works on the memory to deal with some of the very painful and traumatic situations I have been through," she also explained. "I don't want to jinx it, but so far it's really helping me.
She said work on her upcoming memoir, "Brutally Honest," over the past six months "has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life from the death of my dad to my relationship with men."
Mel B and Stephen Belafonte went through a bitter divorce after ten years together, ending in December. She alleged he was physically and emotionally abusive, even forcing her to have sex with other women. Belafonte has denied those allegations, while he accused Mel B of being addicted to drugs and alcohol. She has not admitted to any issues with drugs.
In her statement, the singer stated that she has been "financially battered" by legal fees over the past year in relation to her divorce, and left "at the mercy of the legal system which is completely weighted against emotionally abused women."
"I have also made the decision to go into a proper therapy programme in the next few weeks, but it has to be in the UK because I am very, very British and I know that will work best for me," she added. "I am working on being a better version of myself for my kids, for my family and for all the people who have supported me in my life."
In a sweet video posted to her Instagram page on Saturday, Mel B is seen sharing breakfast with her youngest daughter. On the table is a book titled "Heal Your PTSD."
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