REAL Housewives of New York City star Leah McSweeney recently admitted she “didn’t realize how bad her depression” was.
The Bravo star added her daughter didn’t let her “give up” in a new Instagram post.
Leah admitted she ‘didn’t realize how bad her depression’ was in a new Instagram postCredit: Instagram
She credited her daughter for not letting her ‘give up’Credit: Refer to Caption
Leah opened up about how her daughter Kier, 13, helped her stay in good spirits as she dealt with mental health issues.
She shares the teen, who goes by the nickname Kiki, with ex-boyfriend Rob Cristofaro.
On Tuesday, the 38-year-old reality star wrote in an Instagram Story post: “Didn’t realize how badly I was suffering from depression on and off for the past year until a couple weeks ago when I told my mom and Rob if it wasn’t for Kiki I’d feel like giving up.
“I feel guilty for feeling like that because of how blessed of a life I have. But depression does not discriminate.”
Leah told her Instagram followers that she adjusted her medication “a couple times throughout the last year,” while she also relies on exercise to stay both mentally and physically healthy.
Leah shares Kiki with ex-boyfriend RobCredit: Instagram
The reality star said she has a ‘blessed life’Credit: Instagram
The RHONY star wrote: “[I] am forcing myself to work out everyday which is a huge part of getting my brain to feel better.
“As well as doing spiritual work.”
She promised to keep her fans up to date about her mental health journey and said she was looking forward to “writing more about Mental health in detail in the near future.”
She promised to write more about ‘Mental health in detail in the near future.’Credit: Instagram
Leah has been candid with her fans about her mental health battlesCredit: Bravo
During an August 2020 episode of RHONY, Leah broke down in tears while reflecting on her past behavior while drinking.
Leah joined the cast of RHONY in October 20202Credit: Instagram
Leah has been open about the antics she got into while drinkingCredit: Bravo
Earlier in the season, Leah’s sister told her their mother admitted she “did not like” her daughters.
Bunny confessed: “One day I might not like you, another day I might not like Sarah.”
She then stated: “The one thing I don’t like, and I’ll say it to the day I die, is drinking. If you want me to change my thoughts on that… I won’t.”
Leah appeared frustrated as she said through tears: ”I still carry a lot of guilt for everything that happened when I was a teenager.
“Sometimes I feel like I can’t let go of the f**king teenager. Sometimes I feel like that’s who I am.”
She previously broke down in tears while reflecting on her drinking in the pastCredit: Bravo
Leah revealed during the season 12 premiere that she had been sober for nine years, but began drinking six months before filming began.
She said in the episode: “Me and alcohol have a very weird relationship.
“I am someone who actually enjoys like, completely like, going crazy.”
Leah opened up about her past drinking during the season 12 premiere of RHONYCredit: Getty Images – Getty