During the season finale of Teen Mom OG, Mackenzie McKee told her followers she was “rooting Amber [Portwood] on” as she advocated for mental health amid her son Bronc’s recent therapy treatment.
Fans of the show have watched Amber Portwood struggle with her relationship with her daughter Leah this season.
In last night’s finale, Amber brought up her struggle with bipolar disorder and described how it’s affected her relationships.
Amber has been accused of being largely absent in Leah’s life, most notably by her own brother this season.
Mackenzie tweeted her support for Amber and says mental health ‘is not a joke’
Mackenzie, who was live-tweeting during the finale, tweeted to her followers, “I’m rooting Amber on every single day. Mental health can rob us from who we truly are and is not a joke . Love ya amber,”
Amber disappointed Leah once again when she declined an invitation to her birthday celebration. Leah got candid with Gary Shirley about her relationship with her mom and how Amber has made her feel.
Later, Amber made a post about forgiving herself and seemed to try and make peace with herself.
Mackenzie’s family has struggled with mental health issues
In the last few episodes of Teen Mom OG, fans watched as Mackenzie struggled with helping her youngest son Broncs. Mackenzie shares Broncs with her husband Josh and they had a difficult time determining what to do about his behavior outbursts.
Broncs began displaying attention-seeking behavior after they moved to Florida and he wasn’t seeing Josh, who was back in Oklahoma for work.
Mackenzie revealed that Broncs bit a teacher and a student and even drew blood. She decided to enlist the help of a professional and met with a therapist.
Josh wasn’t originally on board with her decision, but after hearing how much he meant to Broncs, he had a change of heart.
Mackenzie praised all of the moms on Teen Mom OG
Mackenzie pointed out that she was proud of the rest of the cast, who each overcame their own struggles.
She tweeted at the end of the season finale, “Honestly I’m just proud of all the moms on the show . Everyone was so strong this season. Through the good and the bad. Being vulnerable and open to a judge mental world is not easy. We are humans just like you,”
Each of the moms has faced their own challenges this season and has continued to work on themselves, navigate their relationships, and raise their children.
Fans are already looking forward to the next season of Teen Mom OG.
Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on MTV.