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Phaedra Parks hopes her new book will help others cope with depression and PTSD.

The mom-of-two suffered debilitating depression after she was axed from 'Real Housewives of Atlanta.' Now she hopes to help others with her new book, according to Page Six.

"When I left 'Housewives,' it was a very dark time," she says. "And I went through … depression and a lot of emotions because 'Housewives' can give you PTSD. I think anyone that's been on it for over four to five years will experience some PTSD because it can be very traumatic."

Parks was asked to leave the cast of RHOA after she fell out with cast member and longtime friend Kandi Burruss.

The 48-year-old businesswoman and attorney said she was grateful to have the support of loved ones.

She shared her dark journey in her new self-help book. "So I wanted to write a book for women — men can read it, too — that really gave a part of my testimony of just being an overcomer," she says.

After surviving her bout with depression, Parks recently made her reality TV return on "The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club," alongside Tamra Judge, Taylor Armstrong, Jill Zarin, and other 'Housewives' veterans.

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Meanwhile, Phaedra and her ex-husband Apollo Nida accompanied their youngest son Dylan, 9, on his first day back to school, according to Rhymes with Snitch. Phaedra and Apollo also share firstborn son Ayden, 12.

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Peter Thomas was in Atlanta during Cynthia Bailey's star-studded wedding weekend, according to celebrity blogger ATLien.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member ran into old friend Todd Tucker, and the two men had to be separated by club security.

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Kandi Burruss' husband was once a close friend of Peter's but apparently they fell out when Phaedra Parks's ex, Apollo Nida got out of jail and resumed his friendship with Peter, 60.

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Peter and Apollo, 41, appeared on ATLien's show a few months back and Apollo shared how he felt betrayed by his former friend, Peter, who revealed that Apollo used Kandi and Todd's garage to store his things during his bitter divorce from Phaedra, 46 (pictured with Apollo during happier times).

Todd and Kandi fell out with Peter for gossiping.

Recently, Peter bumped into his former friend, Todd, at an Atlanta area nightclub and the two men almost came to blows! ATLien spills the tea below.

Also: Nene Leakes & Peter Thomas partied on Cynthia Bailey's Wedding Day.
 

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Celebrity blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown got former reality stars Peter Thomas and Apollo Nida to join her for Happy Hour Live on her YouTube channel.

Michelle reached out to Peter to hang out with her online on Sunday night because Real Housewives of Atlanta was in reruns. They were sitting around talking and drinking when Peter suggested adding Apollo to the chat.

Apollo joined the chat and spilled some tea about NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss. You will have to watch the 3-hour video to find out what they talked about. Lipstickalley.com has the Cliff Notes if you don't have time to watch.
 

Felon bae Apollo Nida is accusing his ex-wife Phaedra Parks of keeping him away from their two sons, 9-year-old Ayden and 6-year-old Dylan. Apollo, who was recently freed from prison, wants to reunite with his sons when he's released from a Philadelphia halfway house later this year. But he claims Phaedra is putting legal obstacles between him and his sons.

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