Mindy McCready has been committed by a judge to a treatment center for a mental health and alcohol abuse evaluation.

McCready has been dealing with the apparent suicide of boyfriend David Wilson in January, and now she's reportedly getting the help her family believes she needs.

E! News reported her two children were removed from her care by the Department of Human Services, and she was ordered into treatment at an emergency hearing on Wednesday by a Cleburne County Circuit Court judge in Arkansas. She'll be there for up to 21 days.

"Mindy needs to get help and we all care and love her and we want her to get the right help so she can move on. She is in a bad state right now, depressed and unhappy. It is not good," a source close to the singer told the website right after her children were removed from her care.

A second source told E! News the 37-year-old singer admitted during the hearing that she was drinking too much alcohol in trying to cope with the passing of Wilson, whom she has called her "soul mate."

Wilson died from a gunshot wound Jan. 13. Authorities believe it was a suicide, though they're still investigating. When asked on "Dateline" whether she was involved in his death, McCready said "Oh my god, no. Oh my god, no. He was my life. We were each other's life."

McCready hasn't had the easiest of lives. According to the Huffington Post, in 2005, her ex-boyfriend, Billy McKnight, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he beat and choked her. The singer has attempted suicide multiple times, struggled with addiction, and in 2007 was charged with battery and resisting arrest after a fight with her mother.


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In 2011, McCready fled with her son in the middle of a custody battle. She got her son back in December and things seemed to be turning around for her, until Wilson's death.

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