It's a difficult thing to admit to dealing with
Many Americans will be touched by a mental health issue at some point in their life. Such issues just don’t have the bad social stigma that they used to, and there’s no shame in seeking help from a therapist or psychiatrist when you feel like you’re not in control. Teenage mothers are far more likely than others to experience the symptoms of severe depression, and some of the ladies of the Teen Mom franchise are ready to talk about their darkest days.
It’s estimated that 42.5 million adults in America (nearly 20% of the population) experience a mental illness like depression, anxiety, or psychosis.
When a girl becomes pregnant as a teen, she’s twice as likely to get postpartum depression than a woman above the age of 25.
Catelynn Lowell-Baltierra checked into rehab in 2016. She was having trouble dealing with her feelings of anxiety due to postpartum depression and wanted to get better for her husband Tyler and daughter Novalee. She was in a mental health facility for 30 days.
Catelynn’s co-star Amber Portwood clearly struggled in her teens and early adulthood with feelings of anger and depression. She was shown on camera hitting her partner Gary, even while he held their child.
For various indiscretions, she was sentenced to jail for a time. But she actually seemed to be doing much better after her incarceration because she was finally diagnosed and on the right medication.