Ruby Barker is opening up to her fans about her mental health. On Thursday, the Bridgerton the actress shared a video telling his followers that he was currently receiving treatment at a hospital, explaining that he has been "very unwell for a long time".
Although the 25-year-old star did not reveal her diagnosis, she did share that she is "better" after struggling with her mental health.
"I just want to be honest with everyone, I've been struggling," Barker said in the video. "So, I'm in the hospital right now, I'm going to be released soon and I hope I can get on with my life. I'm going to take a little break and want to encourage others, if you're struggling please do yourself a favor. Take a break, let to be so hard on yourself. And people were always telling me not to be so hard on myself, and I never really knew what that meant."
He pointed out how difficult it can be for people to "make you" when there is so much confusion and crisis. She shared that she had been "full of rage, frustrated, angry" before seeking help for "all this intergenerational trauma tied up inside of me," adding, "I was carrying the weight of the world on my back."
"And now, I'm at a point where I have a diagnosis, and I'll talk about that another time. But I have a diagnosis, and I'm giving up on myself and forgiving myself and drawing a line in the sand," he said. Barker: "I can't continue the way I've been doing. I need to change. So that's what I'm trying to do."
Barker thanked Australian artist Sexton while sporting the musician's hoodie, explaining that her music has "literally pulled me out of the pits," before singing part of her 2020 song, "Waiting On a Better Day."
The British actress also thanked Netflix and Bridgerton executive producer Shonda Rhimes "for giving me a chance, for saving me," as well as her close friends and mentors.
"I can't wait to fulfill all my commitments and have a good career and a good life. Because I don't want my diagnosis to be a self-fulfilling prophecy," Barker explained. "I want to survive and I will survive and I will. And so will you. That's the beauty of it, so will you. If you're with me, you're in good hands. Thank you."
barker made it Bridgerton she debuted as Marina Thompson when the show premiered in 2020 and made a brief comeback in season 2.
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