Catelynn Lowell’s story just keeps getting sadder and sadder — which is saying a lot, if you know how her story began.
From placing her daughter up for adoption to dealing with emotionally abusive addict parents, she and her longtime love, Tyler Baltierra, have been through a lot together.
And it looks like she’s finally getting started on working through all those hard times — she’s already back in rehab for a third time.
If you’re a little confused, don’t worry. It’s a confusing story.
So let’s get to it …
1. Hard Times
Catelynn has always struggled with depression and anxiety, but she also suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to her daughter Nova. Things got so bad that in March of 2016, she checked into a treatment center for the first time.
As we saw on Teen Mom OG, her issues became too much for her after purchasing a pet pig on a whim. After bringing it home, she realized how much care he needed, and it proved to be a little too much for her in her current state. The next day, she told an MTV producer that “I just feel like I need help. ‘Cause I wasn’t really feeling good this morning, and I was having a little bit of anxiety last night …I just broke down and I was like, ‘You know what, I’m not OK … I do need mental help, something’s just not right.'”
3. Off to Rehab
So she went off to a facility in Arizona to get that help — as she explained in an interview after her treatment was finished, “I went for just mental illness, panic attacks and depression and I was there for 30 days. It went well, they taught me lots of different things, I learned lots of good things.”
4. More Hard Times
Unfortunately, even after coming home from rehab she still struggled a lot with her depression. As we saw on the show, she went back to barely being able to get out of bed some days, and it really put a strain on her marriage.
5. Looking Up!
At some point this year though, things seemed like they were going better for Catelynn. She and Tyler appeared to be more in love than ever, and they even started talking about having another child!
6. Not So Fast …
That brief upswing was why it was so surprising last month when she announced that she’d be heading off to rehab for a second time.