Like the U.S. economy, Amber Portwood's recovery appears to have stalled.
Less than two months after checking out of a rehab center, where she was treated for both depression and anger management following a suicide attempt, the Teen Mom star was rushed to the hospital after suffering a severe panic attack.
"I couldn't breathe and I passed out," she said. "I stopped breathing."
Amber's issues, while serious and tragic, have done surprisingly little to inspire sympathy for the reality star, often criticized for partying and misplaced priorities.
"Honestly, I feel like I did two months ago. I'm still suicidal," Amber Portwood revealed to E! News yesterday. "I'm f--king depressed. My family's not together."
Amber says she is most upset about "lies" reported by tabloids: "What hurts me the most is when people believe the lies about me. The bullying is too much."
"Look at the rate of teen deaths related to bullying. It's scary."