She was in a dark place
The cast of Teen Mom tends to be very open with fans about their lives, and that means the good times and the bad. Any long-time fan will tell you that there seem to be a lot of bad times for the Moms these days.
Becoming pregnant while you’re still in high school marks a huge change for moms — it can be extremely difficult to handle. Many of the cast members have had dark times and have turned to drugs, toxic relationships, and fallen into deep depressions. Now we’re learning more about Leah Messer’s battle with her inner demons.
The mother-of-three finally opened up about one of her darkest points — when things were so serious that she contemplated ending it all. This new revelation is definitely making us see Leah in a new light.
Leah Messer has come a long way since Teen Mom began. She’s a very different person than when we started, having gone through a second pregnancy, a divorce, and rumors of substance abuse issues flying left and right. Now, she’s setting the record straight. On last night’s episode of Teen Mom 2, the star opened up about hitting rock bottom.
Leah’s been exploring becoming a motivational speaker over the past year. Although she struggled with the idea at first, the Teen Mom has slowly been able to figure out how to fire up audiences and impart her message. She’s overcome her stage fright and been able to open up about what inspires her.
“My childhood wasn’t the best and then I had my own kids and it was like, ‘I’m responsible for not just one, but two little ones,’” she said on last night’s Teen Mom 2. “I didn’t know what I was doing you guys,” she said. “I had no idea what I was doing, but I just tried to be the best mom I could be at all times. I hit rock bottom, I didn’t know my worth. Today I stand in my power. I know my worth.”
Leah explained hat her own personal rock bottom meant suicidal thoughts. “I’ve been pushed down to the ground a couple of times and then stomped on and ran over. I felt suicidal at one point. I didn’t want to be alive,” she said.
Making Positive Change
She’s since channeled those emotions into something positive: a desire to make a change.
“I just want to make a difference, that’s my passion,” she said.
She invited the audience to try to let go of their own fears as well. Leah had them all write down their fears, then burned the paper they were written on. She told them, “Anytime you think of it, tell yourselves, ‘I let it go. I let that fear go. I’m not going to fear failure. I’m not going to fear rejection…’ Stand in your own power every single day.”
It seemed to work for many members of the audience. Some of them even came up to the star after the talk to tell her that she helped raise their confidence. Talk about a success!
Of course, Leah’s three girls were present at the event to cheer their mother on. One things for sure, we wish we could have been there!
Read Radar’s full episode recap here.
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