This is a story from the sad news front. Mackenzie McKee maintains a perky-happy image on Snapchat, but she is now revealing to Radar Online that she struggled with severe post-partum depression after the birth of her son Broncs last August. You may recall that Broncs was medically fragile after birth.
“My postpartum was so bad,” she said, “I would fill up the bathtub and go under water. I would take anxiety meds and hope not to wake up.” Mackenzie also revealed that her husband Josh took all three kids to another home at one point. She told Radar she felt Josh did not “support her” during her mental health struggle and even encouraged her to kill herself.
“He would come home from work and I would be crying and I would threaten suicide. He couldn’t handle it,” she told Radar. “He said, ‘I don’t love you, you’re crazy.’ I was suicidal. He said, ‘Go kill yourself, but don’t do it in front of me and the kids.’”
Some readers may remember a few months ago when Mackenzie took to Snapchat to explain how depression and other mental illnesses are all “in your head” and that taking medications just reminded her that she was depressed and anxious. At the time, Mackenzie made it sound like she stopped taking medications prescribed by her doctor and chose to just “think positive.” Still, she admitted on her social media that she had attempted suicide five times.
Both Radar and WetPaint have ended their stories on this interview by saying Mackenzie is now focusing on her Body by Mac and Helo band businesses as well as pursuing a dream as a motivational speaker. Let’s just hope that Mac has gotten some serious professional help.