The “toughest years” of her life, according to the woman, were spent dealing with Mama June Shannon and Lauryn Eifird’s protracted custody battle over Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson.
The Toddlers and Tiaras alum admitted to having depression in a TikTok video.
Alana, who recently went to her high school prom, admits that the years between the ages of 14 and 16 were undoubtedly some of the most difficult of her life.
I doubted that I would ever even graduate. She admits, “Honestly, I had no idea what to do during those years because I had been suffering from a terrible deep depression. Right now, I genuinely feel content with my life. ”.
The reality star continues, “I’m so happy I can literally say that I graduated high school with a 3.0 and that in August I will be attending my dream college to become a neonatal nurse.”.
According to Yahoo!, Thompson will start attending Colorado’s Regis University in the fall. She received a scholarship for her medical education worth $21,000.
God, I’m so proud of myself. Not crying, though. Alana continues, referencing her accomplishments, “You are.
Alana was compelled to move in with her older sister Lauryn after Mama June was arrested on suspicion of having a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia when Alana was only 14 years old. On August 28th, Alana turns 18.
According to court documents that In Touch was able to obtain, Lauryn filed for custody in December 2021 after caring for her sister for two years.
On April 11, 2022, Lauryn was granted sole custody, and Mama June was required to pay $800 in child support each month.
Even though Lauryn didn’t have to act as a mother figure, she did, and you know, in our family… we’ve always stuck together, Mama June said in March 2021 to In Touch. ”.
Beginning in August 2021, Mama June must complete 100 hours of community service. Her ex-husband received a sentence of sixteen months in a community corrections program.
Alana previously discussed the effects of her mother’s drug use on her life in an interview with Teen Vogue.
It’s really, really difficult. The extent to which drug and alcohol use affects people is largely unknown to the general public. Sincerely, I wouldn’t want anyone to experience that. When my mother’s drug abuse became more serious, I was unsure of where I would end up. She stated, “I’m proud of myself and how far I’ve come.