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'Teen Mom OG' Star Catelynn Baltierra Is Seeking Treatment After Experiencing Suicidal Thoughts

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On Friday, “Teen Mom OG” star Catelynn Baltierra tweeted she was seeking treatment for suicidal thoughts.

She wrote, “Well today I thought of every way to kill myself.. so I’m going to treatment,” adding #makeChesterproud — a hashtag started by Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda after his bandmate, Chester Bennington, died by suicide.

She soon after shared a photo of her tattoo, which reads, “My story isn’t over yet,” next to a semicolon, a popular symbol of suicide prevention.

This isn’t the first time Baltierra has spoken up about her mental health. Last year, she checked into a treatment facility for postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her second daughter.

Baltierra’s husband, Tyler Baltierra, tweeted the following day that he had dropped her off at treatment, and that, even after 12 years together, he continues to be amazed by the strength it takes for her to get help.

He also tweeted an update on Sunday, thanking his followers for the support and letting them know Baltierra was doing better.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who are feeling suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Correction Dec. 17: This article previously misstated that Catelynn Baltierra had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder. That information has since been removed.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741-741.

Lead image via OG Teen Mom’s Facebook page

Originally published: November 21, 2017
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