Tyler Baltierra's Brave Confession Will Break Your Heart

Tyler BaltierraTeen Mom's Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have overcome so much to be the loving family they are today. Their maturity in the face of such adversity has always impressed me. But there once was a time when Tyler wasn't so strong, and who can blame him? But it's still a shock to hear that Tyler was once so distraught over his father's numerous prison sentences that he tried to take his life.

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In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Tyler admits that when he was 12 years old, he tried to commit suicide, and the details are shocking.

Tyler, who says he was sexually abused when he was young, was in "a dark place" after his dad again returned to prison, and that that dark place led him to do something unthinkable. He tried to hang himself in his backyard. He tells RadarOnline:

Being so young, I was naïve on how the process actually worked. I thought if I jumped, it would snap my neck and I would die instantly. I didn’t think about the struggling and choking and while it was happening, I realized it wasn’t going to be quick. It gave me time to think.

Thank goodness he had those few moments to think! Tyler says he then grabbed the rope and was able to free his neck, and ran into the house. But he had a large rope burn on his neck that lasted for two weeks.

He says his mom noticed the burn mark and refused to buy his story about having an accident -- so she sent him to a therapist.

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Tyler's suicide attempt was too painful of a memory for him to include in his and Catelynn's memoir, Conquering Chaos, but now he regrets not mentioning it. He wants teens, especially those in the LGBT community, to know that many share their dark times, and that things do get better!

Thankfully, Tyler is now here to share this experience with us, as well as his love with Catelynn, Novalee and Carly.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-TALK.

 

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