Tyler Baltierra Gets Painfully Real About His Own Mental Health

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Oh how we have missed these ladies. Monday night brought us the premiere of the new season of Teen Mom OG, and it looks like Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Baltierra, and Maci Bookout all had things to stress out about.


When we left them last season, Farrah and her mom, Debra Danielsen, were not having the best time in their relationship. Farrah had even kicked her mom out of her house! They both acknowledged that they've been in therapy to help repair their relationship, but it was obvious things were still strained.

Aside from dealing with family issues, Farrah also opened her third store, a children's boutique called Sophia Laurent, after her 8-year-old daughter. They did a photo shoot for Soph, and the whole thing was pretty low-key and cute. That should put the haters at bay who think Farrah has exploited her daughter by turning her into a model.

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Maci had tension with her ex, Ryan Edwards, because of course she did. Last year, he ended up missing Halloween trick-or-treating with Bentley, so this time, Maci didn't even count on him being there.

Despite Ry's girlfriend MacKenzie Standifer doing her best to get him there on time, Ry was still late to Halloween with his own parents, who took Maci and Bentley, along with her new hubby Taylor McKinney, and their two babies, Jayde and Maverick. At least he didn't miss it entirely this this year.

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Amber's week started out on a high, as she opened her online boutique, and explained that she and her fiancé Matt Baier have encouraged her daughter Leah to become a boss someday. She said that she constantly tells Leah to stay in school, and not make the same mistakes that she did.

She also revealed how far she's come with her addiction problems, by refusing to take anything more than Tylenol for pain relief from her plastic surgery, and from some pretty severe dental issues. After battling an addiction to prescription drugs, she showed remarkable maturity in staying away from them despite being in some pretty bad pain.

Even so, her ex Gary Shirley still refused to let Amber have an overnight visit on a school night, refusing to believe that she would be on top of their daughter's homework or getting her to school on time. Ambs broke down in tears, and we totally felt for her. If Gary doesn't change his tune soon, we predict another custody battle in the works.

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After spending much of last season dealing with Catleynn's mental health issues, including her spending time in rehab for postpartum depression, it seems like things have finally taken their toll on Tyler Baltierra. Not only was he dealing with holding down the fort and being an emotional support while Cate was getting the help she needed, he was also dealing with his dad going back to jail for breaking his parole.

Ty met with his therapist, and revealed that he felt like he had "no strength left," and it reminded him of feeling like he did when he tried to take his own life as a teenager. After the session, he told Cate that he needed to focus on his own mental health. Hopefully things have only improved for both of them since this was filmed, and we're looking forward to watching them grow this season.

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