“When I was a teenager, I battled some severe depression,” Wilkinson, 30, tells her therapist, Dr. Monica Shahbaznia in an exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s Kendra on Top. “I attempted suicide a couple times. I went to a mental institution … drugs, overdosing, slitting wrists, all that stuff.”
During the session, Shahbaznia points out that primary caregivers are meant to provide “safety and protection” and “those people have a lot to do with how we bond with somebody else.”
This point strikes a chord with Wilkinson, who says she didn’t get the love and support she needed as a child.
“I was left on my own,” she says, pushing back tears. “I was a young f—— girl. All I wanted was for my mom to say, ‘I love you, and I’m here for you.’ I never got that.”
Wilkinson recently disclosed the emotional abuse she has endured at the hands of her “sadistic” mother, Patti: “I feel like I’m being raped every minute with my mom,” she told her aunt on Kendra on Top.
Kendra and Patti’s tumultuous relationship has been well-documented on TV, including a May episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars in which the former Playboy model raged at her mom, “The devil has eaten your soul!”
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Kendra on Top airs Fridays (9 p.m. ET) on WEtv.