'Teen Mom' Star Catelynn Lowell Enters Treatment Facility For Mental Health Issues
Life-changing news from the Teen Mom OG camp: Catelynn Lowell has entered a treatment facility, she revealed to MTV in a statement shared on Thursday. Lowell's announcement comes hours after she alluded to getting help for herself in Arizona and several days after she and husband Tyler Baltierra each sent cryptic tweets, with Baltierra asking fans to "pray for my wife."
"I’m seeking help for myself and my family," Lowell told MTV. The site points out she "stress[ed] that she’ll be treated for mental health issues and not drug use."
"Thank you to all of my supporters," she added. "My family and I would appreciate some privacy at this time."
Throughout the last season of Teen Mom OG, fans saw Lowell openly struggle with anxiety and depression after the birth of her daughter Novalee, 1. (Lowell and Baltierra are also the birth parents of Carly, 7, whom they placed for adoption when they were teenagers.) Lowell's therapy sessions were documented on the show, and showed the 24-year-old speaking candidly about her feelings of anxiety and depression, adamant that she didn't want to have to deal with this pain for the rest of her life.
"Arizona here I come... I can't wait to be back to my normal self... this is for me and my family," Lowell captioned a photo of a plane wing on Instagram Tuesday night. "Novalee and Tyler I love you both very much!!!"
The 'gram came on the heels of worrisome tweets from Lowell and Baltierra that alluded to the MTV star's struggle:
While fans have since showered both Lowell and Baltierra with messages of support, strength, and well wishes, the couple's fellow Teen Mom OG cast member Amber Portwood also reached out on Twitter to send them her love:
To which Baltierra replied:
While it certainly cannot be an easy decision to seek inpatient help for mental health issues, it seems like Lowell and her family are well aware that this treatment facility is the best place that she can be right now. And I, for one, applaud her for making such a courageous choice to better her mental health.