The May 3 episode titled “Accepting people for who they are” was Kail’s comeback episode after she took a brief hiatus from recording the show.
Kail opened up about her mental health on the podcast, telling her fans that she had to take time away due to her struggles with depression.
“The depression hit me like a ton of bricks,” she told fans.
“This is the first day in a while that I feel good,” she said after revealing she started taking an anti-depressant medication last week.
The MTV star told listeners that, at one point, she could not get out of bed because of her depression.
“These past six weeks, I had more days where I couldn’t get out of bed than I did good days,” she said.
Kail shared that she hopes that by talking openly about mental health, she can help reduce the stigma.
“If I can help one person, just literally one person. I resonate so much now with people who have thought about suicide…because they don’t actually want to die. They just don’t want to feel like this,” she said.
‘Teen Mom’ Fans Praise Kailyn Lowry’s Honesty
“Teen Mom” fans commented on the most recent “Baby Mamas No Drama” Instagram post thanking Kail for being honest about her struggles with mental health.
“As a depressed, recovering addict…I LOVED this episode!! 💙💙,” one fan commented.
“Kail is a true hero for being such a great mental health role model,” another Instagram user wrote. “Thanks for letting us in on your struggles. You are not alone ❤️.”
“I loved the podcast today! It was so real and so relatable for me. So proud of all of you,” a third user commented.
“Great episode,” a fourth user added. “We have to keep talking about depression and get rid of the stigma around it!”
Kailyn Lowry & Vee Rivera Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month
Kail and Vee are staunch supporters of mental health awareness. On May 1, the official “Baby Mamas No Drama” Instagram account celebrated mental health awareness month and let their fans know they are not alone.
“You know we are all about openly discussing our mental health struggles with you guys,” they wrote in the caption of the post. “May is mental health awareness! For the month of May, organizations like the ADAA (Anxiety & Depression Association of America) fight to reduce stigma & help people get the proper care & support they need💗.”
They continued, “be the best advocate you can be by vowing to break the stigma, educate yourself on the mental disorders affecting yourself or those around you, and NEVER be afraid to reach out for help.”
“Teen Mom” fans fled to the comment section to thank Vee and Kail for spreading awareness.
“Kail and Vee are amazing,” one fan wrote.
“Amen on that,” another Instagram user commented.
“Teen Mom 2” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on MTV. You can also stream the new season on YouTube TV with a subscription plan.