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Tammy Slaton Once Attempted Suicide: Here’s What Happened

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In addition to her struggles with weight loss, Tammy Slaton has also had an issue with suicide. It was in January of 2018 that the TLC personality became overwhelmed by her health ailments and her weight. It was during an interview with People Magazine just before the release of 1000-Lb Sisters on TLC that Tammy got candid.

Weight issues left Tammy and her sister Amy Slaton in a dark place

When TLC viewers first met Tammy and Amy Slaton, we learned they weighed just over 400 and just over 600 pounds. Amy made a huge strive to lose weight allowing her to have bariatric surgery. She, however, didn’t listen to her doctor and became pregnant just months after the surgery. Unsurprisingly, her doctor became concerned she would just put the weight back on because of the pregnancy.

We also learned Tammy hadn’t left her home in over six years. With the exception of going to the doctor. This isolation put her in a place of deep depression. The depression became too much. And, she did attempt suicide. Thankfully, she wasn’t successful. Moreover, the suicide attempt seemed to be a real eye-opener for her. She didn’t want to pass away at 35 or 40 years old after spending nearly a decade of her life never leaving her home.

Rough childhood contributed to weight gain and suicide attempt

Tammy and Amy Slaton had a rough childhood. Their mother worked multiple jobs just to pay bills. And, they could never afford truly nutritious food items. Their grandmother and father died when they were very young. The Slaton sisters grew up eating a lot of microwave meals because they were cheap. Fast food and canned goods were also a popular choice. And, then, the weight gain quickly became out of control.

Amy and her sister Tammy Slaton admit they’ve been trying to lose weight since they were teenagers. But, they told People Magazine nothing they tried worked out.

Joining 1000-Lb Sisters may have saved their lives

Becoming TLC personalities may have just saved the Slaton sisters’ lives. As far as we know, Tammy Slaton has not made another suicide attempt since 2018. They both head toward happier and healthier lives as Season 2 currently airs on television.

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“I can go to the store and not worry about my looks because I feel good about myself regardless of what other people say about me. I’m beautiful the way I am.” Amy Slaton doted to People Magazine.

There aren’t many details on Tammy Slaton’s suicide attempt

Presently, there isn’t a lot of information surrounding Tammy Slaton’s suicide attempt. Just that it happened in January of 2018. And, she didn’t really talk about it until a year later.

Presently, things are pretty serious for Tammy Slaton as her doctor tells her she only has about five years left to live if she doesn’t make drastic changes to her health. Fans hope Tammy will take things seriously as they want only the best for Tammy Slaton.



If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. 

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