AMY Duggar insisted to fans that’s “it’s okay to have boundaries and to let the toxic go” as she continues to put distance between her and her extended family.
The 35-year-old ditched most of the other Duggars after her cousin Josh was arrested on child pornography charges earlier this year, and she’s been open about the importance of doing what’s right for herself.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Day that just passed, Amy decided to share a little advice with her follows that she’s recently learned.
First, she told fans to make sure to ask others “if they are OK [because] so many struggle on the inside and they’d never bring it up to anyone.”
Amy added: “If you don’t ask…You miss the opportunity to help someone, to save a life, to get a conversation going.
“Rally around the hurting. Nobody should suffer in silence. #MentalHealthAwareness.”
Explaining why all of this is so important to her, Amy shared that she wants to be the best mom she can be to her 2-year-old son, Daxton, with her husband Dillon King.
She said: “I want to be as healthy as I possibly can for my lil man!
“I must protect him and create boundaries that will help him grow in a peaceful environment!”
One of those boundaries she’s created is the distance between her and her extended Counting On family after her cousin Josh’s child pornography arrest earlier this year.
Amy recently admitted she sought out "calm" ever since news of Josh being brought up on charges of “knowingly possessing material that contained images of child pornography,” including “of minors under the age of 12.”
The separation has been important for Amy’s mental health as she continues working to “let the toxic go” in her life.
Continuing her mental health advice, she told fans: “Your mind and what you think about matters. So my question for you is…what do you think about yourself?
“Do you have a lot of regrets? Your mental health will ultimately effect every relationship you have.
“Love doesn’t hurt. Love doesn’t lie. Love also isn’t perfect.”
The mother-of-one added: “If you are struggling just know you are not alone. Talk to your doctor, have a conversation with a friend, someone you trust, someone you respect.
“It’s OK to not be OK. And it’s OK to let someone know you need help.
“It’s OK to better yourself, it’s OK to seek counseling, it’s OK if you need medication and it’s OK to have boundaries, let the toxic go.”
Amy has been open about her non-disclosure agreement refraining her from talking much about her famous family.
She previously told The Sun she was “devastated” by Josh's arrest.
She said: “At the moment I have no comment to make. I’m kind of speechless, we just hope it’s not true.
“I spoke with several of my cousins after we heard about the arrest. We’re in shock, but we don’t want to think the worst of someone, you want to think the best.
“If it is true it would absolutely devastate a lot of people.”
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