Teen Mom star Tyler Baltierra reveals that wife Catelynn had suicidal thoughts before rehab
Tyler revealed just how tough he found it without his wife by his side, as she got herself checked into rehab to address her mental health issues.
Tyler and Catelynn Baltierra have a really strong marriage and they have been there for each other through thick and thin. In an extremely emotional Teen Mom episode on Monday, Tyler shared how he and daughter Nova, coped in the wake of Catelynn’s brave decision to seek professional help.
In the episode, the father of two, 26, called his mother, Kim, and sister, Amber, after dropping off Catelynn at a rehabilitation facility in Arizona. Through the episode, Tyler revealed just how tough he found it without his wife by his side, as she got herself checked into rehab to address her mental health issues.
“She called in a frantic mode saying that she knows she needs help because she’s been thinking about all these ways to kill herself, and how she’s going to do it, and who’s going to be at her funeral,” Tyler said. “And then she miscarries on top of it all and it just throws her over the edge. It’s just crazy stuff.”
In an extremely cute moment on the show, Catelynn FaceTimed Tyler in order to look into how things were going in her family after her departure, and how everyone was holding up.
“How was it today?” he asked her. “I saw my psychiatrist, I saw another psychiatrist again today, I already met my primary counselor and I have a one-on-one with her tomorrow,” Catelynn said. “I just wanted to see your face and my baby’s face.”
Just last week, the couple let their viewers know about Catelynn's miscarriage, which caused her spiral into depression with suicidal thoughts.
"I feel like maybe it just wasn't the right time. Thank God for kids and husbands," she shared with a producer after confirming the news during a doctor visit. "If they weren't around, I probably would have offed myself, seriously. I mean, I'm sure a lot of people can relate. Like, it's like I don't want to live another day like this, you know?"
While she initially appeared strong, Catelynn couldn't help getting a little teary while speaking to her husband.
"You'd be super proud of me today. I have, like, the anxiety and I've been working through it. I walked outside, I just kept talking to myself, saying, 'You're beautiful, you're smart, you're strong. You're beautiful, you're smart, you're strong,'" Catelynn explained through tears. Tyler added, "That's good, honey, because you are beautiful and smart and strong. You are. You really are, honey."
Previously on the show, Tyler had spoken out to producer Kerthy about the moment he found out about Catelynn's miscarriage.
"We just sat in the bed and cried and just held each other. I mean, there's nothing you can really do, so it felt very similar to Carly," he explained. "I mean, Carly's a little different, because we have to—we get to see her every year, but it's a loss, and you feel it. Like, I feel like you process it as a loss. So I guess it's something I didn't really understand before."
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