Amber Portwood Threatens to Kill Herself, Catelynn Lowell Flies to the Rescue

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Amber Portwood tragically hit a new low on the Teen Mom OG season finale.

She broke down on air and admitted that she had been thinking about killing herself.

The candid cast member actually called on Catelynn to fly in and offer assistance, considering this fellow Teen Mom had been through something similar in the not-too-distant past.

What did Catelynn say to Amber?

How did other stars tie up or continue their storylines this week?

Scroll down for an emotional recap...

1. A Candid Confession

A Candid Confession
On last week’s installment, Portwood opened up about her postpartum depression, which she said on air was made worse by the fact that fans were sending her nasty messages on social media. We learned here that those messages contributed to her thoughts about suicide.

2. The Thoughts Were Real

The Thoughts Were Real
“There was a night that I was waiting for [Andrew] and James to go to bed so I could kill myself,” Amber confessed. “And for some odd reason, he could feel it and he was like, ‘I’m not going to bed.’”

3. Please Help Me

Please Help Me
Desperate, Amber reached out to Catelynn, who viewers know has also dealt with postpartum depression and suicidal thoughts just this past year; Catelynn and daughter Nova therefore flew out to Indiana.

4. Can I Go On?

Can I Go On?
“I feel like I’m at my lowest right now. I have no will,” Amber told Catelynn when she arrived and sat down on a couch with her friend.

5. Offering Assistance

Offering Assistance
Catelynn told Amber to maybe try inpatient treatment like she did. However, because son James was still so young, Amber said she wasn’t prepared to do so. Later, Portwood told MTV camera crews she wouldn’t film because of the way she’d been portrayed on the series.

6. A Separation is Needed

A Separation is Needed
"I think I should separate myself from the show,” Amber told Executive Producer Larry Musnik. “I just don’t feel like this is right for my life anymore, seeing that you guys want a certain kind of story that I just don’t want to give you anymore. I just feel like it’s very different from a reality show anymore."

7. A Final Goodbye?

A Final Goodbye?
Larry wanted to talk with Amber in person to discuss everything, but she shot him down. “If you guys need to do what you need to do on your end, then f-cking do it … I’m done,” Amber said.

8. Is She Really Done for Good?

Is She Really Done for Good?
We don't know, but she has hinted as much on social media, as you can see above.

9. Speaking of Separation...

Speaking of Separation...
Catelynn was living in Indiana, while husband Tyler was supposed to move into a new house so their trial separation could get started -- but due t hold ups from their contractors, this home still wasn’t ready.

10. Are We Really Doing This?

Are We Really Doing This?
Catelynn was irritated that the couple kept putting it off because she wanted to get the non-divorce over with, and when she told Tyler how she felt, it sadly devolved into a major argument.

11. You Want Stress?!?

You Want Stress?!?
“I’m also carrying a baby and putting stress on this baby is not healthy,” she said. “It’s going to put a lot of stress on on Nova, too … you don’t seem bothered by it or emotional about it or anything.”

12. Such a Double Standard

Such a Double Standard
"When you wanted to make a decision for yourself, everything was fine," Tyler replied. "Everyone was like, ‘Good job, everything is great, go ahead honey, you need this.’ But if I make a decision to help myself and do anything for me it’s like the world just flips out.”

13. Don't Use My Past Against Me!

Don't Use My Past Against Me!
Catelynn then fired back, telling Tyler she felt like her mental health treatment was being used against her. However, at that point, Tyler had already decided that he was going to leave.

14. What About Cheyenne?

What About Cheyenne?
On the Cheyenne and Cory front: it was the anniversary of the DNA test that proved that Wharton was the dad of Cheyenne Floyd’s daughter, Ryder. How sweet, right?!?

15. I'm Trying Here

I'm Trying Here
Cory therefore brought them both flowers when he and Cheyenne met up for dinner — and Cheyenne remained stressed about where their relationship could be going.

16. The Nasty is Done!

The Nasty is Done!
Later, after Cheyenne broke down in tears because Cory means a lot to her and she was telling her family about it... she ended up going to Cory’s house without Ryder -- and, in Cheyenne’s words, they “did the nasty."

17. How Was It?!?!?

How Was It?!?!?
“It wasn’t like some drunk sloppy sex,” Cheyenne said. “It’s definitely different from before.”

18. Elsewhere...

Elsewhere...
Because Ryan Edwards was still in rehab on Halloween, Maci Bookout actually Mackenzie Standifer, Jagger and Ryan’s parents to trick-or-treat with the children. Later, Ryan’s mom said that Ryan was getting out of rehab soon.

19. What Will Be the Plan?

What Will Be the Plan?
“I think when he gets home, we’ll kind of keep it how it has been for the last two years,” Maci told husband Taylor McKinney. “He can go to Jen and Larry’s and he can be around Ryan and things like that, but I’m still not just gonna like, ‘Okay, you went for 90 days and you came home and not Bentley can be with you.’"

20. Emotions Flow. Hard.

Emotions Flow. Hard.
Maci and Taylor chose to meet up at a restaurant with Jen and Larry to talk about Ryan’s impending release -- and it turned into a very emotional conversation.

21. What Does Ryan Want?

What Does Ryan Want?
“I do know that Ryan wants to sit down and talk to you,” Jen said. “I do know from what he said to me, he wants to work things out where you can communicate and get along. He’s very sorry about a lot of stuff, and he’ll probably tell you that. He just wants the sober Ryan to feel like he matters.”

22. Maci Loses It

Maci Loses It
Bookout then broke down and revealed it’s been “really f-cking hard” to deal with everything, yet she’ll always have love for Ryan: “That will never go away.”

23. Finally...

Finally...
Dakota Meyer and Bristol Palin met up to discuss their coparenting relationship, following weeks of back and forth and many insults hurled in both directions.

24. However...

However...
... things once again turned dramatic, starting from the moment Dakota asked Bristol what she was expecting from their relationship now.

25. God, You Suck

God, You Suck
“A coparent that doesn’t talk to me this way, Dakota,” Bristol responded. “A coparent that doesn’t steal from me. You’ve got major issues. It has nothing to do with me. I think you’ve had these issues before we were married, and I think you have to work on yourself, Dakota, just like I’m working on myself.”

26. Dakota's Reply?

Dakota's Reply?
“We can have a better relationship for our daughters when you stop being a compulsive liar.”

27. Keeping Things Real... and Vicious

Keeping Things Real... and Vicious
"Just leave me alone. Go be happy. I don't want to have a friendship with you – you're a co-parent,' Dakota bluntly told Palin.

28. End of the Line

End of the Line
Bristol finally walked away from him, saying "I'm not dealing with it," as he complained, "I pay $2,500-a-month childcare."

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Amber Portwood is a star on MTV's Teen Mom. She is the mother of Leah Leann Shirley, whose father is Gary Shirley, Amber's on-off fiance... More »
Birthplace
Anderson, Indiana
Full Name
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