Bridgerton’s Ruby Barker reveals she was released from hospital amid ‘mental health struggle’
Ruby Barker revealed she was released from hospital following a “mental health struggle”, as she shared a video on Instagram on Monday.
The 25-year-old actress, who plays Marina Thompson in Bridgerton, said she ‘couldn’t wait for the future’ while insisting she was ‘doing well for herself’ – after previously admitting she had gotten “really sick” since starring on the show.
Speaking candidly of a wilderness retreat, she began, “I can’t wait for the future. I’m fine for me. I am in a beautiful environment right now to take time for myself, relax and breathe.
Brave: Bridgerton’s Ruby Barker revealed she was discharged from hospital in a video shared to Instagram on Monday… amid her ‘mental health struggle’
“Going outside, taking a walk, talking to loved ones, trying not to be ostracized, it’s a very big step.
“If I have any advice for my younger self, I would just say to myself, ‘Listen, not everything is dark, even when you hit rock bottom.
The Islington native then thanked the medical staff at the facility, as well as her friends and family and Bridgerton executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
Saying she’s been in touch with her Netflix hit co-star Claudia Jessie, Ruby revealed the suggestions she’s received.
Open book: The 25-year-old actress, who plays Marina Thompson in Bridgerton, said she ‘couldn’t wait for the future’ while insisting she was ‘doing well’
Happy: She started, “I can’t wait for the future. I’m fine for me. I’m in a beautiful environment right now to take some time for myself and relax and breathe’
“She told me to flip the coin: it might be dull on one side, but just flip the coin and you’ll find it’s shiny on the other,” she said.
“It’s training your mind to find the funny, to find the light, to find the positive. It’s a really hard thing to do, but if you can train yourself to do it, you’ve got it.
“I just want everyone to feel good and to feel supported, loved, held and heard. Anyone who’s in a dark place right now, I just want you to know that I see you, I feel you. Find the funny one and flip that coin.
In her caption, Ruby wrote, “I’m out of the hospital!” Thanks so much for the support, I’m looking forward to the future and I feel like I’ve come out the other side.
Pal: Claiming she had been in touch with her co-star on the Netflix hit, Claudia Jessie, Ruby divulged the suggestions she received (Claudia pictured in character)
‘Thank you all, have a blessed day, take care, don’t be afraid to check in with your loved ones and we’re all in this together as they say in High School Musical. Big big love.’
On Friday, Ruby explained that she was “taking a little break” after being hospitalized during her “mental health struggle” in a courageous video on Thursday.
The actress added that she had been “struggling since Bridgerton” but was now looking forward to “moving on with her life”.
Taking to Instagram, Ruby addressed her followers in the candid clip as she thanked her fans and family for their support and Netflix for “saving her”.
Emotional: On Friday, Ruby explained that she was “taking a little break” after being hospitalized during her “mental health struggle” in a courageous video on Thursday
Tough: She captioned the post: ‘Mental Health Week is every week for me. Off my chest. I feel like I haven’t been completely honest so this is for my followers
She began: “I am better, I have been very sick for a very long time. I want to be honest with everyone. I fought.
“I’m in the hospital at the minute and I’m going to be discharged soon and I hope I can get on with my life.
“I’m going to take a little break for myself and I’ll encourage others, if you’re struggling, do yourself a favor and take a break, stop being so hard on yourself.”
Explaining her feelings, she continued: “I was furious, angry, all this intergenerational trauma pooled in me.
“I carried the weight of the world on my back and now I’m at the point where I have a diagnosis, I’m drawing a line in the sand.
“I can’t continue as I was, I have to change, that’s what I’m trying to do. I want to survive and I will survive, I will.
Ruby concluded the video by thanking her friends and family, as well as the streaming service, Netflix, for giving her an opportunity and “saving” her.
She captioned the post: “Mental Health Week is every week for me. Off my chest. I feel like I haven’t been completely honest so this is for my followers. It’s time to be transparent.
“I’ve been fighting since Bridgerton, that’s the truth. Thank you all for supporting me, your love supports me. #mentalhealthawareness.’
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Candid: Ruby addressed her subscribers in the candid clip as she thanked her fans and family for their support as well as Netflix for ‘saving’ her (pictured with co-star Luke Newton in character )
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