On her June episode of 16 & Pregnant, fans watched Jordan Cashmyer struggle through homelessness while expecting her first child. But after the 18-year-old welcomed daughter Genevieve in March, her life spiraled even further out of control.
“I have been struggling with a lot of different things emotionally since I had Genevieve,” she opened up on her official Facebook page last night. “I was diagnosed with post partum depression and was on medication for a little while for it, but I never followed up with my appointment… My mood wouldn’t stay stable for very long, I was extremely impulsive, couldn’t focus, the smallest things would set me off, and my anxiety got worse, as did my depression and OCD.”
After feeling “there wasn’t much of a reason to live anymore,” Cashmyer went to extreme measures.
“After trying to overdose, I was taken to the hospital and have been in there since then,” she wrote.
Fortunately, the new mom, who works in a Baltimore strip club, is now feeling hopeful.
“They felt that I had made enough progress that I could go home today,” she said. “I am now on medication and feeling great. I feel like my normal self; happy, smiling, talkative and thinking clearly… Things really are looking up and I am set on having the best possible future for my daughter and I.”