Police in Anderson, Indiana have released a statement confirming that Teen Mom star Amber Portwood threatened to commit suicide Tuesday morning. Us Weekly contacted MTV and received the following statement: "Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital... Our thoughts are with her and we hope to hear more soon."
Celebrities provide us with lots of opportunities to talk to our teens about difficult topics. Sadly, their celebrity does not protect them from substance abuse, impulsivity, shop-lifting, having under-age sleepovers, and most frighteningly, suicidal threats. Amber, the teen mom, has provided us with a wellspring of topics to talk to our teens about. We wish Amber well and sincerely hope that she gets the help that she needs.
Inadvertently, Amber has made it a little easier for parentsRead More »from "Teen Mom" Suicide Threat: Sad Opportunity for Parents to Discuss Difficult Topic