Teen Mom star Tyler Baltierra cries as he opens up about his mental health struggles
His wife entered treatment for her mental health for the third time since November.
If you’re a parent living with a mental illness, you know it can be challenging to take care of others on days you can’t manage to take care of yourself. Tyler Baltierra from Teen Mom knows this well.
In an Instagram video posted on Monday, he revealed he’s struggling with his mental health and doesn’t know how to discuss it with his children. His wife, Catelynn Baltierra, entered treatment for her mental health just last month, her third time since November.
“Sometimes you just don’t even really know what to say to your children. I don’t ever cry in front of [my daughter] Nova or anything. I don’t want her to feel any of that,” the Teen Mom OG star, 26, told his 2.2 million followers. “You have good days, then you have bad days. And today is just a bad day.”
Baltierra continued, “I know I’m not the only one feeling like this. So if you’re in the same boat as me, just hang in there and [know] you’re not alone and talk to somebody.”
The MTV personality, who shares 3-year-old daughter Novalee with his wife, Catelynn Lowell, also stated that he debated deleting the clip entirely, but quickly changed his mind.
When one fan site speculated that the video was because of cheating allegations, Tyler set the record straight. "Omg! That wasn't AT ALL what I was upset about," he wrote on Twitter.
Omg! That wasn’t AT ALL what I was upset about. I was upset because it’s difficult when Nova cries out for her mommy & I have to keep explaining why she’s not here to hug her tears away! https://t.co/XhqmPtDDsa— Tyler Baltierra (@TylerBaltierra) February 6, 2018
The couple has long been open about their mental health struggles, as the 25-year-old Lowell, who battled postpartum depression, told fans in January that she is seeking in-patient treatment to deal with childhood trauma. Ultimately, both parents have inspired fans and each other to make mental health a priority.
"I am SO PROUD of this woman! When you have been fighting your whole life to survive...it doesn't just make you a survivor...it makes you a damn WARRIOR!" Tyler recently wrote to his wife. "I love you babe @CatelynnLowell."
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