Actress Ruby Barker is giving fans another update on her mental health.
Many fans were concerned about the “Bridgerton” actress after she posted an Instagram video inside of a hospital and announced that she had to be hospitalized for her mental health.
The young actress, who plays Marina Thompson in the Netflix period drama, revealed that she has a diagnosis, but did not disclose it to her fans last week.
On Monday, she posted another Instagram video to give fans another update concerning her mental health and recovery.
Ruby Barker Gives ‘Bridgerton’ Fans A Mental Health Update
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On Monday, Ruby posted another video to Instagram to assure fans that she was doing much better after being discharged from the hospital ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
In an almost four-minute video, Ruby began by saying, “I just want to say a massive, massive thank you to everybody.” She said everyone, even including the press and the media, “have all been incredible.”
“You’ve made me feel so happy to be alive and I’m so grateful to be alive,” Ruby went on, saying that she had “no idea what to expect when I put that video up.”
“I didn’t expect so many people to reach out to me and let me know how they’re doing and let me know about their own mental health struggles,” she went on. “It’s really made me feel less alone and I hope that it offers some comfort to the people out there too that are struggling with their mental health.”
She thanked her doctors, nurses, and the staff that assisted her. “I want to say thank you to everyone that follows me. Everyone at ‘Bridgerton’ has been so lovely and so kind and at Shondaland – thank you.”
“I can’t wait for the future,” she continued. “I’m doing okay for myself. I’m sat in a beautiful environment right now, just taking a bit of time for myself to relax and breathe. I feel close to nature. Getting outdoors, going for walks, speaking to loved ones… trying not to ostracize yourself, that’s a really big step. If I have any advice for my younger self, I would just tell myself, ‘Listen. It’s not all doom and gloom, even when you hit rock bottom.’”
Ruby Barker Shares The Advice ‘Bridgerton’ Costar Claudia Jessie Gave Her
“I don’t want anyone to be scared of going into a mental hospital,” she added. “There’s funny stuff in life all the time and sometimes you just have to find the funny and open yourself to that.”
She named Claudia Jessie, who plays Eloise Bridgerton on the Netflix period drama. Ruby said that Claudia told her “To flip the coin. It might be dull on one side, but just flip the coin and it’s shiny on the other.”
Ruby talked about “training your mind” to find the “funny, to find the light, to find the positive.” She said it was a really hard thing to do, but the more you practiced it, the better it would be.
“I just want everyone to feel good, I want everyone to feel good, and held, and heard,” she concluded. “To anyone that’s going through a dark place right now, I just want you to know I see you.” She encouraged her followers to “flip the coin” and “find the funny.”
In the caption of the video, she wrote, “I’ve been discharged from hospital! Thank you so much for the support, I can’t wait for the future and I feel as if I’ve came out the other side. Thank you everyone, have a blessed day 💜🙏🏽 take care of yourselves, 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 💗”