For fans who have been following Teen Mom from the very beginning, it’s easy to see how much Catelynn Lowell has been through. From a young age, she was forced to make decisions that would have effects on the rest of her life. She and Tyler had to make the difficult choice whether to raise a child for which they might not be able to provide, or opt for adoption. Since then, Catelynn has faced postpartum depression, anxiety problems, and even marijuana dependency. In recent seasons, Catelynn even revealed that her upbringing was traumatic and verbally abusive.
Now, Catelynn has decided to address her problems head on. She recently shared hearbreaking news with fans, revealing that she was suffering from suicidal thoughts and needed help coping. That’s when she checked into a treatment center to help her through her difficult time.
However, mere weeks after Catelynn checked into treatment, she’s sharing another update with fans: she’s leaving treatment early! Fans are sending her love and support, but many are concerned about Catelynn taking adequate time to heal.
Fans of Catelynn Lowell were happy to see her hit their TV screens once again during Teen Mom OG’s recent premiere. But the relief didn’t last very long, as only a short while after the premiere, Catelynn gave a heartbreaking update in real time.
“Well today I thought of every way to kill myself .. so I’m going to treatment,” she tweeted on Nov. 17.
Despite the shocking revelation, it was clear that Catelynn was staying positive. “I’m seeking treatment and I will get better. This won’t last forever,” she told Radar Online at the time.
Now it seems like the end of treatment has come much earlier than anyone expected. In fact, she’s checking out of treatment early.
“It wasn’t planned for Catelynn to get out,” a source close to the couple told Radar Online. “They had a group/family therapy session during their visit and Catelyn pretty much said she wanted to go home.”
According to this insider, Catelynn’s counsellors in treatment would have preferred for her to stay longer. “She’s not on suicide watch, but her counselors think more time in treatment would be beneficial.” They pointed out, “It’s ultimately her choice.”
Tyler is reportedly “a little worried” about the fact that Catelynn is coming out of treatment early, but he’s “supportive overall.”
“She looks and sounds great. Cate just misses Nova and wants to be home for the holidays. She’d ultimately feel really guilty [if she missed Christmas] and that might set her back. She feels she needs to be home for these milestones,” the insider said. They added that Catelynn would continue outpatient treatment after she leaves the facitliy.
Tyler took to Instagram to share his excitement about his wife’s return. “Cate gets out of treatment this Friday & we can’t wait,” he wrote. “We have been in Arizona for the past 2 weeks visiting her every Sunday. I have taken a break from everything & chose to really take this time for me & Nova without her mom around. She needs me & my devoted attention. Family always comes first!”
Many fans sounded off with support for the couple on Instagram. “You are an amazing dad, prayers for Cate, and Nova is absolutely precious and so beautiful,” wrote user @tammy9023. “Praying for you guys… you are doing all the right things. Life’s just hard sometimes. I can’t imagine the weight of having the world watching. Take in the positive & drowned out the haters,” wrote @jennyraesnow.
But many fans on Reddit were concerned about Catelynn’s early departure. Usr catelynnscarlyblanke pointed out,
”It’s not surprising that she couldn’t stay for a longer period of time, especially since she only went for a month the last time she tried impatient treatment. I don’t know if she’s truly ready to face her traumas, her regrets, and her issues head-on. She’s led such a tough life that she probably doesn’t know where to start. Being away from Nova and having to deal with Tyler peacocking for all the ladies on Instagram probably doesn’t help matters, either.”
User blue_slushie agreed, “I know it’s hard to speculate because we don’t really know them/aren’t their doctors….but this makes me so sad for Nova and annoyed with Cate. Her doctors feel she would benefit from being there longer. And I totally get wanting to be home for Christmas/missing my kid. But damn, it seems like she’s not truly committed to fully healing and ‘getting better.’”
“I hope she finds a decent outpatient therapist. There’s a lot of guilt with not being there with your kid, but the holidays are stressful enough. I saw someone recently say it’s like an oxygen mask on an airplane, you have to secure yours before assisting others,” user courtines wrote.
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