Ruby Barker has opened up about struggling with her mental health in a video filmed from hospital.
You can watch the video below:
"Mental health week is every week for me. Off my chest. I feel like I’ve not been completely honest so this is for my followers. Time to be transparent. I’ve been struggling since Bridgerton, this is the truth. Thank you all for supporting me, your love holds me up," Ruby wrote alongside the video.
In the clip, Ruby explained to followers that she had been struggling for some time.
"I am better. I've been really unwell for a really long time. I want to be honest with everybody, I have been struggling. I'm in hospital at the minute, I'm gonna' get discharged soon," the actor explained, encouraging followers to take a break if they need to.
"I'm going to take a little bit of a break for myself. I want to encourage others if you are struggling, do yourself a favour, take a break."
Ruby opened up about how she now has a diagnosis, promising followers she would open up about that at another time.
"I have a diagnosis and I am relinquishing myself and forgiving myself and drawing a line in the sand. I can't carry on the way I've been carrying on the way that I've been carrying on," she continued.
"I need to change, so that's what I'm trying to do."
And fans were flooding to the comments to support Ruby, with many praising the actress for being so open and honest.
One wrote: "Thank you so so much for your transparency. It is so important. I’m so glad you are better."
While another commented: "What a brave, beautiful and inspiring young woman you are."
And a third said: "Thank you for being honest and transparent. Thank you for showing us what I means to take care of yourself and your mental health. Thank you for the bravery and courage it takes to do that and to share it all with an open heart. You are incredible."
We're sending so much love to Ruby, and hoping she's feeling better soon.
If you are struggling, reach out to Mind on 0300 123 3393, or email them at [email protected]. You are not alone.
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