The mom of two dropped the bombshell on the July 8 episode of Teen Mom OG, detailing her past mental illness and how it had landed her behind bars in the past.
"Obviously since the day we started this show, I've been f**king nuts, so I mean, come on," she seemingly joked to costars Maci Bookout, Cheyenne Floyd and Catelynn Lowell during a Florida girls' getaway.
The episode filmed before her 29th birthday in May, just two months before RadarOnline.com exclusively reported she was arrested for allegedly hitting her baby daddy Andrew Glennon while he was holding their 1-year-old son, James.
On the show, she also admitted to ditching her medications so she could drink freely during the trip — which Catelynn warned her against doing.
Amber admitted on ‘TMOG’ that she was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder when she was in her teens.
She initially doubted the diagnosis, she said. "I didn't really believe it because at that time everybody was diagnosed with it.”
Facing The Truth
"So, I got like four different opinions and it was all the same,” Amber told her MTV costars on the trip. “And then I had borderline personality disorder, BPD. That stems more from your childhood and things that you went through."
Then she dropped the bombshell about her fragile mental state. "Obviously since the day we started this show, I've been f**king nuts, so I mean, come on," she seemed to joke.
"I mean, you know what I mean,” she said after Catelynn told her not to talk about herself so harshly. “Like, I've been beating up people, going in jail and all that.”
Amber was arrested on July 5 in the middle of the night after getting into an alleged fight with Andrew while he was holding their son.
An Indiana Metropolitan Police recording revealed a 911 dispatcher said: “I received a text message from somebody saying that their life and their son's life is in danger.”
Cops Reveal More
“Officers spoke to the male victim, who stated his live-in-girlfriend and he were having a disagreement,” a police spokesperson told RadarOnline.com about the alleged incident. “During which time the female, later identified as Amber Portwood, assaulted him, while he was holding their 1-year-old child.”
Amber bailed out of jail on Saturday, July 6, but her boyfriend did not pay the bond, RadarOnline.com exclusively confirmed.
Amber spent 17 months behind bars in 2012 and 2013 on drug charges.
Amber has been open about suffering from severe postpartum depression after James’ birth, and admitted she had once planned to commit suicide.