Almost two months after the police raid that landed her 2-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, in temporary foster care, 16 and Pregnant‘s Ebony Jackson-Rendon has checked into rehab.
“Her state of mind is good,” Ebony’s father, Anthony Jackson, Sr. tells Star. “She has her ups and downs.”
This isn’t the first rehab stint for Ebony. According to her father, she spent the week following her arrest getting help for her depression, but to him, it just wasn’t enough.
“They put her on medication and released her, and I didn’t feel you can give her help in a week’s time and then she’s better,” Jackson explains. “She needs to continue getting help.”
Ebony previously spoke of her emotional issues, which she says were brought about by a painful miscarriage.
I’ve been depressed, anxious, dealing with the loss of [the baby]. I was already hospitalized at the beginning of June for suicide prevention.”
Losing Jocelyn was also difficult for Ebony and her husband, Joshua, but the 19-year-old mom says that the wake-up call is forcing them to “get [their] lives straight.”
For Anthony Jackson’s complete interview, check out the latest issue of Star, on newsstands now.