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INSIDE STORY: Teen Mom Amber Portwood's Mental Health Struggle

Amber Portwood's Mental Health Struggle

Originally posted 06/16/2011 12:45PM

On June 15, Anderson, Ind., police responded to a call that indicated that Amber Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life. Ultimately, the Teen Mom star was transported to a local medical facility, where she has been receiving treatment.

While the reality TV personality has yet to comment on events of that day, Portwood, 21, did open up to PEOPLE last summer about her struggle with bipolar disorder – a condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood.

“I take medication,” she said at the time. "I haven't [taken] anything today. Am I acting crazy? This is me though, and I like it."

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REPORT: Teen Mom Amber Portwood Attempts Suicide

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Amber Portwood Is Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Originally posted 06/15/2011 11:00AM

Troubled reality star Amber Portwood may have tried to end her own life.

Portwood, 21 – whose explosive relationship with Gary Shirley, her ex-fiancé and the father of her young daughter, Leah, has been documented on MTV's Teen Mom – was depressed and threatening to end her life before being taken to a hospital near her Indiana home on Tuesday, according to a police statement.

"Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of any reports being circulated and are waiting for further details," MTV said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with her and we hope to hear more soon."

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Teen Mom's Original Cast Returns for New Season

Originally posted 06/07/2011 02:50PM



The girls are back in town, and life isn't getting any easier.

The original cast of MTV's Teen Mom – Amber, Catelynn, Farrah and Maci – returns for the show's third season. And judging by the new trailer, it will indeed be "their toughest year yet."

Custody battles, calls to the police, shouting matches and, of course, the joy and pain of raising children they didn't plan for – it's all part of everyday life for these four young women.

The new season of Teen Mom premieres July 5 (10 p.m. ET) on MTV.
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