Catelynn Lowell Of ‘Teen Mom OG’ Heads Home After Treatment For Suicidal Thoughts
“Teen Mom OG” reality star Catelynn Lowell Baltierra is heading home to Michigan after six weeks in a treatment center following a struggle with suicidal thoughts.
“On my way home!” she tweeted early Saturday with a GIF of a penguin trudging through the snow with a suitcase.
On Friday she tweeted that she was “so excited for the future and seeing my family. I feel good!”
Lowell, 25, was the only mother in the original “16 and Pregnant” MTV series to put her baby, Carly, up for adoption. Since then, she and husband Tyler Baltierra had another daughter, Novalee Reign, or Nova, who will be 3 years old on Monday. After Nova’s birth, Lowell suffered from severe post-partum depression and anxiety, which became a focus of the reality program. She went to a treatment center in Arizona the first time in March 2016.
She entered treatment again last month after tweeting: “Well today I thought of every way to kill myself … so I’m going to treatment.”
This time she missed out on both Thanksgiving and Christmas with her family.
Radar reported that Lowell quit treatment early in mid-December because she missed Nova, but returned to finish.
Baltierra, who married Lowell in 2015, was excited to have her back.
“I am so incredibly proud of her & the work she has done this past 6 weeks,” he posted on Instagram. “She is a strong woman who has been through more than you know & her resilience continues to triumph over what life has thrown her way. I love you, Babe … I’ve missed you so much!”
He said it was the first time the two hadn’t spent Christmas together since they were 14 years old. It was a “little disheartening, but then I get to see this little cutie [Nova] open some presents & it instantly puts the spirit right back in me!”
He also posted photos of himself and Catelynn at 15 years of age when “the duck face was all the rage.”
Throwbacks of me & my wife at 15 when the duck face was all the rage & I bought glasses that were too big for my peanut head lol! Seriously though, Cate comes home today & I can’t wait to just hug her for as long as I want. I am so incredibly proud of her & the work she has done this past 6 weeks. She is a strong woman who has been through more than you know & her resilience continues to triumph over what life has thrown her way. I love you Babe @catelynnmtv hurry home please, I’ve missed you so much! 😍 #MiddleschoolSweethearts