Source: Demi Moore "Embarrassed" by Public Breakdown

An insider says her recent drama is "the worst thing that could happen to Demi, because she's such a private person"

They say all publicity is good publicity -- but that's certainly not true in Demi Moore's case. New reports say that all of the press surrounding her recent hospitalization and breakdown has deeply bruised her self-image.

Although Moore has been in the spotlight for more than 30 years, the public nature of her personal life -- from her split with husband Ashton Kutcher and the details of his infidelity to the release of the 911 call that led to her being rushed to the hospital Jan. 23 -- has been difficult for her to deal with recently.

"Ego-wise, this is the worst thing that could happen to Demi, because she's such a private person," a source close to the actress tells People. "She's embarrassed."

Moore, 49, is currently "seeking professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health," her rep said last week.

At least according to Kabbalah, the numbers-based Jewish mysticism that Moore and Kutcher follow, adversity makes a person's character stronger -- if they can grow from it.

Moore's recent struggles "can be an opportunity, a blessing, and not a curse," says the Kabbalah source. "The right intervention happened in her life. From a spiritual sense, it is a gift. She has a real opportunity to grow from it. She has to take responsibility for her life."

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