Over the past few weeks, Tyler Baltierra has been sharing his original poetry on social media — and while fans were alarmed at some of his dark sentiments, the Teen Mom OG star sounds like he’s in a much better place. 

“Keeping your feelings hidden to seem strong is not bravery,” he wrote on Instagram July 25. “Breaking down your walls and facing the pain that’s inside takes true courage and strength even when it’s scary, so stop being your own worst enemy because even at your best you will never be good enough for the wrong person’s energy.”

Earlier this week, it was reported that the 26-year-old dad and his wife, Catelynn Lowell, were in couples counseling, which could be what he referred to when he said, “breaking down your walls.” According to Cate’s dad, “She is not back in treatment,” he told Radar Online. “It’s couple’s counseling for a week. They are just brushing up on some therapy.”

Previously, Tyler shared some poetry that frightened fans. The reality star questioned, “…does my life really even matter?!” in one of his pieces, which prompted fans to voice their concerns, but Tyler, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, was quick to let them know that he uses poetry as a means of therapy. 

“Listen guys, I write when I feel the emotional pain that comes from an emotional rage. I write to put some of these dark thoughts somewhere else besides my brain,” he tweeted. “This is not something to get all concerned about. This is healthy for me [and] an outlet to let these emotions out.”

Though some fans replied that he should keep his thoughts off of social media, Cate’s husband reasoned that sharing his feelings actually helps him feel better. “I have to disagree on the last part because that’s EXACTLY [sic] why I put my poetry on social media,” he explained. “I care about all of my supporters and I want them to know they’re not alone and there is someone else who can relate to them on a deep level. Life is about human connections.”

“I have always loved writing, and as a kid, I used to write poetry, I had pages full of it! But I gave it up for some reason when I got a little older and ended up throwing it all away. I’ve been inspired recently to pick it back up and I’m on a mission to refill my notebook,” he explained. “I forgot how therapeutic it was for me as a kid and now I’m realizing how it helps as an adult #SelfCare#EmotionalRelease #MyOwnTherapy#DoWhatYouLove.”

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