Crazed Kim Richards In Mental Ward Hell

Kim Richards has been locked up in a psych ward against her will!

The 50-year-old former Disney cutie, who grew up to be one of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was forced into the hospital for 72 hours by doctors who determined she posed a danger to herself or others.

What’s more, a source said Kim’s family wanted her to be put away!

“They were at the end of their rope trying to get her help and decided to force her to get it,” a close associate of the “Nanny and the Professor” star told The National ENQUIRER.

Kim was released after three days in lockdown, but the mother of four is now hospitalized at another facility in Southern California.

“Kim finally realized that she needed help and is truly committed to getting it,” divulged an insider. “She voluntarily checked into an inpatient facility in Orange County. The family has been very supportive of this move.”

Another insider claimed: “They told Kim she had to do it or she’d be cut off financially. It is tough love.”

Kim’s struggles began in April when she was arrested for public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Polo Lounge.

After the April arrest she went missing after relapsing at her daughter Brooke Brison’s wedding in Mexico, and was fired from “RHOBH.”

On Aug. 2, she was arrested for shoplifting at a Target store.

But now sources close to Kim seem hopeful.

One insider said: “Kim hit rock bottom and is finally ready to do the work needed to get her life back on track.”