Amber Portwood Gets Brutally Honest About the Severity of Her Depression

Amber Portwood

We're really hoping things start to get better for Amber Portwood soon -- and now, we have an update on her mental health. On Monday's Teen Mom OG reunion, Amber opened up about her suicidal thoughts again as well as her feelings about returning to the show in the future, and we're hoping she continues sharing her life and her story with fans in the future. 

  • On the season finale, Amber admitted that she thought about killing herself one night after Andrew and James went to bed.

    Fortunately, Andrew picked up on what was going on and stayed awake to be with Amber. But that doesn't mean that things have been any easier for her now that she's battling postpartum depression, and she even threatened to stop filming the show forever because of the backlash she's been getting.

    And when she sat down with Dr. Drew on the reunion, Amber got real about what's been going on with her lately, and she didn't hold back.

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  • According to Amber, MTV hasn't been treating her fairly as she copes with her depression. 

    She said the network was willing to give costar Catelynn Baltierra all the time she needed to go to treatment for her depression, but she said MTV hadn't extended the same courtesy to Amber.

    “I get a f*cking week for postpartum depression," Amber said -- and if that's true, we can't blame her for being pissed. Amber should be able to take all the time she needs.

  • And as for her future on the show? 

    Amber said she's planning to return for future seasons, now that she has a therapist and a nanny helping her with baby James. Fans in the audience were thrilled to hear the news, and so are we. We can't imagine the show without Amber! 

  • We hope things continue to get better for Amber. We hate seeing her this way. 

    She deserves all of the happiness in the world, and we're relieved to hear that she's finally getting the help she needs. And with the support of her friends and family, we know that Amber can make it through this. 

    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