On tonight’s Teen Mom After Show, Alex discusses how Matt’s overdose made her feel. Sometimes when people we know are struggling with issues like depression, they turn to drugs or alcohol to cope.  Usually, this just makes things worse.

If we notice that friends are struggling and think they might be abusing drugs and alcohol,or thinking about ending their life, we need to speak up and take action.

Here is some more information on addiction and suicide.

Here are some ways you can help a friend who is struggling.

And if you need help dealing with how you’re feeling or something that’s going on in your life, don’t be afraid to reach out for help.