Our hearts are heavy over the recent news about Leah Messer. The Teen Mom 2 star revealed on a recent episode that she used to have suicidal thoughts and did not know her worth. The mom-of-three admittedly didn’t have the best childhood experience and explained how her poor relationship with her father contributed to her depression.

“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 said about her twins, Aleeah and Aliannah, 7. It was when she lost custody of her twin daughters, divorced her second husband, and was accused of abusing drugs that she hit “rock bottom.” Watch the video below to find out how she’s doing now.

On a recent episode, Leah got nervous before delivering a speech at a motivational speaking gig. However, she didn’t let that stop her from delivering her well-received speech and booking a second speaking engagement.

“Anytime you think of it [suicide], 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.”

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We’re happy to hear that Leah is doing better and feeling more positive about her life. She’s been open about her toxic relationship with her estranged biological father in the past. She recently tweeted, “When your dad calls and you haven’t heard from him in quite some time.. Do you answer or let the voicemail do the talking?” She later added, “I answered.. It’s the same thing every call. Maybe this time he really is going to choose life over death.” We hope her dad follows in her footsteps and gets healthier.

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