June 17, 2011 12:40 PM by Shayla Perry
Star magazine and Radar Online both report that the Teen Mom was likely kept at St. John’s Hospital on a 72-hour hold to undergo psychiatric evaluation; standard procedure for attempted suicide patients.
On Tuesday, June 14th, Portwood was rushed to the hospital by emergency officials after being found in her home, unconscious, with what appeared to be a rope wrapped around her neck.
Police were informed of Amber Portwood’s attempted suicide after the reality star’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, Gary Shirley, the father of her two-year-old daughter, Leah, asked his mother to check on Amber, who had called him earlier that morning, threatening to kill herself.
When visiting her in the hospital, a source says that Gary was disturbed by Amber telling him that the experience was “euphoric” and “wonderful.” Afterward, the couple reportedly began arguing, with Shirley walking out of the hospital in anger.
It appears that he’s since calmed down though.
Gary Shirley has created an email account for fans to communicate with the Teen Mom star while she recuperates.
“The amount of positive support and energy has been overwhelming,” Shirley posted on Twitter late Thursday (June 16). “An email account has been set up for those who would like to send well wishes to Amber herself.
“Your support is too special to pass up. All emails will be screened and any positive message will be printed and given to Amber.”
You can send your message to Amber Portwood by emailing her at:
Get well soon, Amber! From all of us at RTVM.
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