Over the course of the past year, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have endured challenges that would put any marriage to the test.
Catelynn suffered a miscarriage that exacerbated existing mental health problems for both her and Tyler.
Lowell checked into rehab three times, and while she says the treatment helped, there’s no quick fix for mental illness.
Now, she and Tyler are coping with the challenges of addressing their ailments while still attending to the needs of their daughter – and their marriage.
And as Teen Mom OG fans were reminded this week, it hasn’t been an easy process:
Despite their painful pasts, Catelynn and Tyler were regarded as one of the Teen Mom franchise’s most stable couples for several years. Unfortunately, the Baltierras have fallen on hard times in recent months.
Last year, Catelynn suffered a miscarriage after months of trying to conceive. The tragic loss sent her into a downward spiral that resulted in multiple hosptalizations.
At one point, Catelynn checked herself in for treatment after telling fans she had been contemplating suicide. In the months since, she’s become a role model for young people struggling with mental illness.
Tyler Steps Up
Catelynn’s husband has been widely praised for supporting her emotionally and assuming more parenting duties during this difficult time, despite struggling with mental health issues of his own.
Ups and Downs
The Baltierras are currently working together to climb out of a very deep pit. But as the latest Teen Mom OG preview reminds us the process of battling mental illness is a lengthy one with many ups and downs.
A Difficult Admission
“It’s super hard for me to tell you this thing so keep an open mind,” Catelynn told Tyler in the clip. “I started having really bad anxiety in the mornings. I guess I’ve just been hiding it.”