Catelynn Lowell: Back In Rehab Just Weeks After Leaving Treatment

Many Teen Mom OG fans are expressing concern on social media today in response to news that Catelynn Lowell will be checking back into rehab to seek further treatment for trauma and other emotional issues.

But perhaps they shouldn’t be worried.

After all, Catelynn doesn’t seem to be.

Don’t get us wrong–we’re sure she’s sad to once again be parting ways with her daughter and husband for an extended period of time.

But she also appears to appreciate this development for what it is–a chance to find a treatment plan that will work for her long-term, and allow her to be the best wife, mother, and entrepreneur she can be.

“Well they say third time’s a charm,” Lowell tweeted.

“I’m going back to treatment people for 6 weeks to work on my trauma and getting on different meds.”

Addressing her husband, Tyler Baltierra, Catelynn added:

“THANK YOU @TylerBaltierra I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!! You are my light!! And nova you are my sunshine #KeepTalkingMH.”

The hashtag is part of a social media movement to encourage productive conversation about the challenges and stigmas surrounding mental illness.

Shortly after her message was posted, Catelynn re-tweeted her TMOG co-star Amber Portwood, who wrote:

“Sometimes it takes a strong man to pick up a broken woman.”

Lowell checked into rehab back on November 17 after revealing to her Twitter followers that she had been struggling with suicidal thoughts.

“I’m taking the time I need right now to take good care of myself,” she told Radar Online at the time.

“On November 17, I thought of every way possible to commit suicide, from wrapping a belt around my neck to just running my car into an electric pole.”

Catelynn left the facility on December 29 after six weeks of treatment.

She left rehab with an extensive plan to maintain her mental health, informing her social media followers that she had quit drinking and using drugs, and would be pursuing a proactive treatment program.

“She’s going to be doing their regular therapy, couple’s therapy and outpatient,” said a source close to Lowell.

Of course, as anyone who’s ever struggled with mental health knows, recovery is rarely a straight path.

We wish Catelynn all the best and hope that she’s able to find the help she needs.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Catelynn’s courageous struggle.


Teen Mom OG Recap: Runways, Rehab & Retail

This week on Teen Mom: OG, Farrah and Sophia modeled at NYFW, while Amber had her first public appearance with Andrew.

How did that play out for the ladies?

MeAlsonwhile, Tyler struggled to come to terms with the fact that his dad was back on drugs as Catelynn continued her rehab stint. 

When Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 7 got underway, Amber Portwood went to the MTV Video Music Awards with Andrew Glennon.

Then she headed over to her ex Gary Shirley’s house to see her daughter, Leah, so that Gary could meet her new boyfriend as well.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that Amber and Gary haven’t always seen eye to eye regarding her personal life choices.

See Baier, Matt.

Amber later admitted that she was worried about having multiple men around her daughter, but things seemed to go alright with Gary.

Given that Portwood and Glennon are now expecting a kid of their own, it’s something Leah will have to adjust to in short order, too.

The life of Catelynn Lowell and her husband Tyler Baltierra was even more tumultuous this week, but then again, when is it not.

While Catelynn was gone at the MTV VMAs, Tyler met up with his mother and told her that he thinks his father Butch is still on drugs.

Addiction is a disase they sadly know well.

In a discussion later, Butch agreed that when he’s done helping Tyler with his new home, he’s ready to go to rehab … for a while no less.

Butch seems to admit that he needs a longer, in-patient regimen and not your standard 30-day program, so that’s a positive step.

Meanwhile, Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney tried to balance work and family life, while her ex-boyfriend was struggling again.

Ryan Edwards and his wife, Mackenzie Standifier, were getting so frustrated with one another, especially regarding his attitude.

Standifer told a friend that she has a hard time with his temper and her expectations of how things would be when he left rehab.

“I knew it’d be hard, but I didn’t know it’d be like this,” she said. “It’s just a daily dose of I don’t know what’s coming my way.”

Mackenzie also admitted that it scares her knowing that Ryan could start using again, while he apologized for being a burden.

“You’ve been very, very understanding. I couldn’t have done this without you,” he said in an unusually heartfelt moment.

Standifer started to cry. We can’t blame her.

Finally, Farrah Abraham and her daughter Sophia headed to New York City for a fashion show and invited Farrah’s mom along as well.

Farrah’s efforts to bond with her daughter and mom were short-lived, however, as they butted heads once again before long.

When Debra gave the girls her wedding invite, she revealed she was also inviting their co-star, Amber Portwood herself.

Farrah was not happy.

Abraham’s response was that Deb was “welcoming negativity” by doing so, so she didn’t want to be part of the big day. 

Dramatic much?


Luann de Lesseps Checks Into Rehab, Releases Personal Statement

Luann de Lesseps has taken the first step toward recovery:

The Real Housewives of New York City cast member has admitted she has a problem.

Just a few days after she was arrested for some very embarrassing and troubling behavior in Palm Beach, de Lesseps has announced that she’s checking into rehab.

She acknowledges that she needs professional help.

“After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed,” says the long-time Bravo star via statement, adding:

“I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center. I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event.

“Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do. 

“My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law abiding character.”

We certainly wish Luann the best.

And we don’t mean to pass judgment, nor can we truly understand what’s been going on with her…

… but the events from last weekend do seem like enough on their own to warrant this step.

de Lesseps has been charged with FOUR felonies after she and an ex-lover broke into a Florida hotel room and refused to leave at the behest of a security guard.

After police were called to the scene, Luann locked herself in a bathroom and pushed an officer upon her escape.

She then somehow managed to break free from her handcuffs and cause more mayhem, yelling about how she’s going to kill everyone.

Seriously, check out the crazy arrest details HERE.

The trip to Palm Beach was Luann’s first time back in that city after she married Tom D’Agostino there.

The pair split just a few months later and Luann cites this trauma as the basis for her drunken breakdown.

This is what she Tweeted upon being released from custody:

I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior. This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions.

I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.

She is due in court for a hearing on January 25 – and she will NOT be fired from Bravo.

We wish Luann well.


Ben Affleck: Did He Leave Rehab For Christmas? Is He Moving In With Lindsay Shookus?

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Ben Affleck had checked back into rehab, marking his third stint in an addiction treatment facility in 2017.

The decision to seek medical assistance reportedly came after a relapse that left friends and family concerned for the actor’s safety.

Ben has spoken openly about his struggles with alcoholism over the years, but news of his latest round of treatment became public knowledge only after the Oscar winner was spotted attending a group therapy session at a Passages facility in Malibu.

Reported reasons for the secrecy vary, but many believe Affleck has decided to eschew the traditional 12-step method of treatment in favor of Passages’ more personalized–and controversial–approach.

Given the timing of his treatment, fans wondered if Affleck would be able to spend time with his three children during the holiday season.

Many rehab centers strictly forbid patients from coming and going, but it seems Passages takes a more relaxed approach, as Page Six is reporting that Ben was indeed released from the facility to spend Christmas with his kids.

The outlet claims that Ben went straight from rehab to a home owned by his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner.

There, he celebrated Christmas with Garner and his three children, Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5.

Ben apparently remained out of treatment for at least two days.

On Tuesday, he was spotted enjoying dinner with girlfriend Lindsay Shookus in Malibu.

Affleck reportedly remained sober throughout the meal.

Sources say Affleck and Shookus are still going strong and are currently planning a major step forward together as a couple.

According to Page Six, Affleck and Shookus, a producer on SNL, recently purchased an apartment together in 15 Central Park West, one of Manhattan’s most exclusive buildings.

Affleck will reportedly join Shookus in the new digs once he completes treatment.

A Boston native, Ben’s no stranger to the East Coast, but he’s spent most of his adult life living in Southern California.

The return east represents a major change for Ben, and while his relationship with Shookus has reportedly had a positive effect on his mental health, some are concerned that the 45-year-old is “pulling a geographic” and attempting to flee from his addiction.

Affleck’s three children will reportedly remain in the Los Angeles area, where Ben will continue to own a home and visit frequently.

We wish Ben and his family all the best during this difficult time.


Catelynn Lowell Checks into Rehab AGAIN: What Happened?!

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

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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.

2. Realizations

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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

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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

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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!

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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 …

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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.

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