She needs an extraordinary amount of help.
It's been confirmed by authorities that Teen Mom's Amber Portwood, who was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in her home with a rope around her neck, did indeed, try to commit suicide.
According to a source close to the family, baby daddy Gary Shirley became concerned for her state of mind after the two had a disturbing phone conversation, so he sent her mother to go and check on the reality starlet, which is when she was discovered.
She was immediately brought to the emergency room, where she was stabilized and later admitted to taking a cocktail of pills.
According to the police report:
“Late this morning (11:34 a.m.), Anderson Police responded to a call at a residence in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Drive. According to the caller, 21-year-old Amber L. Portwood was depressed and threatening to end her life. The victim, who did not appear to be injured, was transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation. Two policemen arrived, found her face-up on the couch and immediately called for an ambulance. When two EMT workers arrived, they removed the rope that Amber had loosely knotted around her neck. They tried speaking with her, but she was in and out of consciousness and couldn’t respond; she was just moaning. They gave her an oxygen mask, put her on a gurney, and rushed her to the hospital.”
And to think that she was just beginning to put her legal woes behind her…
Such a shame. And that poor baby Leah.
We truly hope that this young woman can get the help that she clearly, clearly needs, and that she can come to realize what a HOriffic, dire mistake taking her life would have been.
Our thoughts continue to be with her, as well as her family, friends, child, and loved ones during this sad time.
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