Mackenzie Douthit Gets Painfully Real About Her Struggle With Postpartum Depression

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Between wrangling her three very active young kiddos and working on her personal training business, Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit has a busy life that certainly seems stressful, but we had no idea of the challenges she's gone through. In a new interview with Radar Online, Mackenzie admitted she contemplated suicide in the past, all because of a struggle with postpartum depression.  

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She told Radar:

My postpartum was so bad. I would fill up the bathtub and go under water. I would take anxiety meds and hope not to wake up ... I was in the bathtub and Josh took the kids. I definitely needed him, but I was pushing him away. He would come home from work and I would be crying and I would threaten suicide. He couldn't handle it. 

And because of that difficult time in her life, there were serious problems between her and Josh that almost ended their marriage. Fortunately, they're still together, but it sounds like things got really rough for a while.

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Mackenzie added: 

He said, 'I don't love you. You're crazy.' I was suicidal. He said, 'Go kill yourself, but don't do it in front of me and the kids.' 

Ouch. That had to be really hard for Mackenzie to hear, but it does sound like she and Josh are doing better these days. Hopefully that rough patch is behind her, and she's able to get the help that she needs. 

Mackenzie obviously has so much to give the world, and her little ones are proof positive of that fact. She deserves a happy, healthy life, so we hope she can find it, however it works for her.

If you or someone you know has expressed suicidal thoughts, please let them know they are not alone. Text START to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or visit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at www.sprc.org.

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