Teen Mom OG's Catelynn Lowell Reveals She's Seeking 'Treatment' After Having Suicidal Thoughts
"Well today I thought of every way to kill myself.. so I'm going to treatment," Catelynn Lowell Batierra tweeted Friday
Catelynn Lowell Baltierra is seeking treatment after revealing that she’s had suicidal thoughts.
The Teen Mom OG star took to Twitter Friday to openly share her struggle with her fans and followers.
“Well today I thought of every way to kill myself.. so I’m going to treatment,” she tweeted and added the hashtags “#makeChesterProud @TalindaB #KeepTalkingMH #thiswontlast.”
Not longer after she tweeted about seeking treatment, Baltierra, 25, shared a photo of the tattoo on her forearm that reads in cursive text, “My story isn’t over yet;”
She also posted a sweet photo of her daughter Nova’s favorite toy, writing that she would be taking it with her to treatment.
Baltierra’s husband, Tyler Baltierra, praised his wife for her bravery and openly expressed his support after she revealed the news.
“Incredibly proud of my wife…when she thought she had no choices left, she reached out & decided to LIVE today! My life would be desolate without her in it. You are beautiful, strong, worthy, & loved @CatelynnLowell #KeepTalkingMH,” he tweeted.
The pair has been through their fair share of difficult times throughout their more than decade-long relationship, including the bittersweet choice to give up their firstborn, Carly, for adoption, but they have been happily married since August 2015 and are parents to their second daughter, Novalee Reign, 2 1/2.
“I’m seeking help for myself and my family,” she told MTV News, stressing that her treatment will focus on mental health issues and not drug use. “Thank you to all of my supporters. My family and I would appreciate some privacy at this time.”
Speaking with PEOPLE in April, Baltierra opened up about her battle with mental health.
“I’m doing very well. Two years out, you know, since birth, so I’m doing — I actually feel really good, I do. I had a panic attack this morning, but I worked through it. It’s just knowing the things that you have to do to work through it. But yeah, I’m doing way better,” she shared.
She also revealed that if she experiences PPD with the next child, she’s going to feel more comfortable reaching out for help.
“I told my mom if that ever happens again, my strategy is going to be to tell her I need her help and that I need her to come here and help me. I would want her to come here and spend the night,” she said. “People used to dog on me bad, but I don’t think people understood the fact that my panic attacks are paralytic panic attacks, which is where I cannot think, I cannot function or move or hear any noises. I just sit in a ball and cry. It’s weird, but I cannot function.”
The seventh season of Teen Mom OG premieres Nov. 27 at 9 p.m. ET.