Leah Messer Reveals the Sad Truth About When She Hit Rock Bottom

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Oh man, we had no idea things got this bad for Leah Messer. We're just glad she got the help she needed, because apparently the Teen Mom 2 star was once so low, she didn't even want to be alive.

  • On a recent episode of the show, the mom of three overcame her stage fright to open up during a motivational speaking gig.

    She had previously canceled an appearance due to her nerves, but when she finally got to the stage, she said that she wasn't going to be pushed down and afraid anymore.

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  • "The last event I was so out of my element," she admitted.

    "I just want to make a difference, that's my passion," Leah continued. "I've been pushed down to the ground a couple of times and then stomped on and ran over. I felt suicidal at one point. I didn't want to be alive. I was that girl who had daddy issues."

  • She went through a lot all at once

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    In the space of several months a couple years ago, she went through a second divorce (with Jeremy Calvert; she was also previously married to Corey Simms), lost primary custody of her twin daughters, and was accused of abusing drugs. She eventually went to rehab for emotional issues.

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    "My childhood wasn't the best and then I had my own kids and it was like, 'I'm responsible for not just one, but two little ones.' I didn't know what I was doing, you guys," she shared. "I had no idea what I was doing, but I just tried to be the best mom I could be at all times. I hit rock bottom, I didn't know my worth. Today I stand in my power. I know my worth."

  • She's still learning to "let it go."

    Leah asked the members of the audience to write down their fears and then burn the paper. "Anytime you think of it, tell yourselves, 'I let it go,'" she said. "I let that fear go. I'm not going to fear failure. I'm not going to fear rejection ... Stand in your own power every single day."

    We're amazed by Leah and how far she's come over the years. It's obviously been a struggle and a challenge for her, but she overcame it and is now using her experience to help others. Way to go, girl.


    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.