The Brown family, of "Alaskan Bush People," has gone through a rough year because of Ami's battle against an advanced lung cancer. But the wolf pack's problems are not yet over, with the eldest sibling re-entering the rehab due to alcoholism. Matt, 36 years old, has found himself spiraling out of control, and so he decides to undergo rehabilitation again to get back on track. His family has been supportive, but his parents miss him the most.

Missing Matt

The latest season of "Alaskan Bush People" is yet to wrap up, but Matt has to leave the pack to attend to his own well-being.

In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Matt admitted that he had a tough year and so he has decided to undergo treatment once again for his substance abuse.

Seeing their son leave due to this crisis, 54-year-old Ami and 65-year-old Billy said it is difficult that one of their children is not with them and that they "miss him terribly." However, Billy added that they rather lose him now temporarily than lose him forever, if his condition is not properly addressed. “We just want him to do what he needs to do to get better,” the Brown patriarch said.

In addition, Ami said that Matt has been strong for her amid her cancer battle, and so in return, she wants to be strong for him in this trial.

Ami is currently in remission, but she has to undergo tests and checkups every three months. The family has settled in rural Washington to build their new homestead where the hospital is near.

Mental health break

Dealing with cancer and facing the prospect of losing one of your loved ones surely have been tough for the Brown family.

And it's not just Matt who had a hard time. Rainy, 15, the youngest Brown kid, shared that she recently took a week off from work. In an Instagram post, she shared how the break helped keep her mental health in check. Last year, she opened up about experiencing depression at her young age, which was exacerbated by her mom's health condition.

So now, she recommends the importance of taking breaks from daily stresses and struggles.

She said that although she was proud of how hard she was working, she overlooked her mental health. Rainy said that she had no time to just be herself, and because of that, she lost sight of her values and the kind of person she wants to be.

At the end of her break, she said that she has a clear mind and full heart after spending the week painting, cooking, and just having fun. Rainy recommends that when you are feeling stressed out, take time to rebuild yourself, so you can come back better.

"Alaskan Bush People" Season 8 airs every Sunday at 9 PM ET. on Discovery.