Katie Morton Calls Therapy a 'Beautiful Thing' in Candid Post About Mental Health
Katie Morton is pulling back the curtain about mental health.
The “Bachelor in Paradise” alumna wrote an Instagram post over the weekend about attending therapy and how it’s helped her. In the post’s image, Katie sits in her car holding her new puppy, Bear. She captioned it, “Therapy is a beautiful thing. It has changed my life for the better and lead me to this darling of a creature. I just want anyone reading this to remember, there is no shame in seeking help. In fact, it shows great strength. Ily goodnight.”
Katie introduced Bear to the world November 5, calling his adoption “destiny.” She wrote, “I AM A DOG MAMA! — honestly, I didn’t think I could have a pup running around before kids. I kept waiting for the right house, the perfect yard, the best time. I’ve talked on and off about the idea since I moved to LA. After a series of very fortunate events that honestly felt like destiny, and leaning on the greatest support system, I am proud to be a new dog mama!”
The 26-year-old explained she was “nervous at first” due to her allergies, but Bear thankfully didn’t cause them to “act up.” She continued, “When I saw this little bug, I just knew I needed him as much as he needs me. Even in this crazy time, it empowers me to know that I am a provider. Diving into my love language with this one!”
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Katie isn’t the only Bachelor Nation member who has spoken candidly about mental health. Hannah Brown writes about coping with depression and anxiety, and her difficulties adjusting to life in Los Angeles. In August, she said she was “struggling” because in the last year she has “been a pageant queen, a bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people.”
Hannah likened it to being in “uncharted territory,” but asserted that she’s “not going to struggle to disguise my weakness.”
Similarly, Blake Horstmann urged people to “be that light another may need in their time of dark” in an Instagram post on World Mental Health Day.