If there’s one thing Farrah Abraham is known for, it’s being a bit…over the top.
The former Teen Mom star is incredibly active on social media, and fans never know what’s coming next from her. Between odd political commentaries and new plastic surgeries, the reality tv star is more than unpredictable. But this time around, we’re seeing a different side of Farrah.
She’s opening up about her struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide, and we love how honest she is being!
In a series of Instagram stories, Farrah opened up to fans about her struggles with grief and mental health.
For starters, her baby daddy, Derek Underwood, passed away before ever getting to meet his daughter. This past December marked 12 years since his passing.
Farrah decided it was time to open up to fans since “there’s a lot of sadness going on” and help in whatever way she could.
“I just wanted to say, over the years, I’ve shared so much of my life when I have been deeply depressed, suicidal, probably mentally ill because of it,” Farrah began in her story. “And there’s so much that I’ve learned about myself through my teens to my 20s.”
“I just share every year online, like this past year, it’s been 12 years, going on 13, how loss feels. It’s not pretty, it’s not like you’re gonna get over it. It’s none of those things,” Farrah continued. “I think, as there’s millions of people who go through suicidal thoughts, depression, it’s really hard. It’s something that you sometimes need support for.”
She explained that doctors and therapists have helped her with her struggles, and encouraged her fans to seek help if they need it.
“It’s beautiful to take care of your mental health,” she said. “It’s beautiful to understand that emotions are healthy.”
Farrah continued to discuss how even negative emotions can ultimately be positive because it’s good to be vulnerable and open to your body’s feelings. She said she’s also encouraged her daughter, Sophia, to speak to a therapist to “focus on her health and her well-being and her development.”
On the anniversary of Derek’s death, Farrah shared a video and caption about her loss.
“Sharing these words and clip from over the last 12 years, as others may feel depressed, hurt, overwhelmed this holiday. I hope you know you are strong,” the caption read. “It’s healthy to feel many emotions & even over many years, decades even with trauma therapy, antidepressants it’s normal to be sad especially around holidays, coldness, darkness possibly when the tragic event happened, wishing the loved one was there and new challenges unforeseen.”