Mendez also enjoyed Cirque Lodge’s hospitality in Utah after she fell into alcoholism. This shocked her fans because Mendez didn’t show any public signs of a problem. However, this is a common situation for many people who are dealing with this kind of struggle.
The actress said that her suffering wasn’t any less serious because she didn’t have a public meltdown. She also emphasized the importance of taking celebrity suffering seriously. So many actors and pop stars had overdoses because nobody cared about them (via Huffington Post).