Former Unexpected dad Tylor Strawmyer opened up on social media this week about his mental health issues, revealing to followers that he’s been in a mental healthcare facility for the past week after struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Tylor, who shares sons Lucas and Leo with estranged wife Laura Barron, took to Instagram to share his story, telling his followers his post would be “a very different” one for him and that he was “going to be very vulnerable.”
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Okay.. this is going to be a very different post for me. And I'm going to be very vulnerable. First of all. It is not okay to bash people on the internet, because you have no clue what is going on in their lives and you have no clue how its going to affect them. You have NO clue what the real fucking truth is. Mental illnesses are very serious. For the past 8 months I have been suffering from severe depression and anxiety. For the past couple months I have been seriously thinking about suicide. And last week I had a plan and I was going to do it. I am more depressed than I have ever been. And for the first time in a long time I talked to someone. It is okay to be vulnerable. And I have trouble with this because I put up a front of being hardworking and not needing any help. I want everyone to know that it is okay to put that front down and be open. For the past week I have been in a mental Healthcare center. And im okay with talking about this because I know other people are going through the same thing. And I am definitely not cured. And I hope I can go back and get my problems figured out so I can live a happy healthy life. It is okay to talk.
“First of all. It is not okay to bash people on the internet, because you have no clue how it’s going to affect them,” he wrote. “You have NO clue what the real f**king truth is. Mental illnesses are very serious.
“For the past 8 months I have been suffering from severe depression and anxiety,” he revealed. “The the past couple months I have been seriously thinking about suicide. And last week I had a plan and I was going to do it. I am more depressed than I have ever been. And for the first time in a long time I talked to someone.”
Tylor went on to tell his followers “it is okay to be vulnerable,” admitting that he has trouble with doing so himself, often putting up a front “of being hardworking and not needing any help.”
“I want everyone to know that it is okay to put that front down and be open,” he continued.
Tylor revealed he has been in a mental healthcare center for the past week and said he is comfortable talking about his experience because he knows other people are going through the same thing. Although he said he is “definitely not cured” he hopes to get his “problems figured out” in order to live a happy and healthy life.
“It is okay to talk,” he added.
Tylor’s post was met with many supportive comments on social media, with fans commending him for seeking help and for sharing such a personal issue.
“Stand strong, the first step is getting help,” one person wrote.
“So proud of you for taking that step to know you needed help,” another commented. “It’s okay to not be okay. Your story isn’t over yet and you got two beautiful boys who look up to you that need you.”
In May, Tylor and Laura revealed they were expecting their third child together, however, Laura reportedly suffered a miscarriage the following month.
Laura and Tylor tied the knot back in 2018, just days after Tylor enlisted in the United States Navy.