First the Farrah disses, now this? Don’t stop sharing Catelynn!
The Teen Mom OGs are on the road, and they’re giving interview after interview to promote the upcoming season of the show. Someone who has been especially forthcoming and open over the past week of non-stop interviews is Catelynn Baltierra. She’s kept kind of a low profile during the hiatus, but now that the season is getting ready to air, Catelynn is sharing. Like, a lot.
Catelynn Baltierra (neé Lowell) is an interesting fixture on Teen Mom OG. On the one hand, Catelynn and Tyler have struggled with substance abuse (like many of their co-stars, mind you) and have borne the brunt of that criticism. On the other hand, the couple has long represented a lot of relative good in the Teen Mom-verse. Their stability, their relationship, and their adoption journey have fascinated and inspired viewers for years.
Like I said, it’s complicated.
Part of what has made Catelynn such a popular figure on the show over the years is her relatable struggle with mental health issues. Catelynn battled depression and anxiety for years; it all became too much after giving birth to her daughter Novalee.
She was hit with a particularly rough bout of postpartum depression (as many, many new mothers are) and sought help at an month-long in-patient program about a year ago to try to turn her mental health around.
It looks like she succeeded! (Yay!)
In a new interview, Wetpaint got Catelynn to open up about where she is now, how her family is doing, and even (everyone’s favorite topic) how Carly is doing with her family.
“I feel good. It helped me so much. I think I can say that I’m the best I’ve been in a while,” she said of her mental state after leaving treatment about a year ago.