Mental health affected Leah Messer's custody and parenting case

Washington fans of the MTV show, "Teen Mom 2" are likely aware that a star of the show, Leah Messer, has been struggling in her personal life. She and her ex have been involved in a custody and parenting case that had to with Messer's mental health state at the time. In 2015, the father of her twin daughters accused her of being unfit, just after she had sought treatment for depression and anxiety issues.  

The 29-year-old mother recently spoke about that time, which she now terms as one of the lowest points in her life. She said her mental instability was having a negative effect on her physical health, and at one point, she became suicidal. She also debunked rumors that the situation had caused her to lose primary custody of her children.  

Messer says she almost lost custody but never did. She also stated that she wants to help others who may be struggling with mental health issues that are affecting their abilities to parent, as well as those who are going through similar co-parenting problems, so she is launching a new podcast to address these issues and more. In her own life, she and her ex share equal custody of their children, which typically revolves around a week on, week off schedule.  

Some Washington residents may be facing custody and parenting problems due to mental health issues. In addition to licensed counseling, it can also be helpful to reach out for legal support in such times. An experienced family law attorney can protect a parent's rights, especially in situations where a co-parent has accused him or her of being unfit.

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