'Bridgerton' Actress Opens Up About Her Mental Health: 'I've Been Really Unwell'
Barker emphasized the need to change the dialogue around mental health.
May 27, 2022 at 9:12 pm
Ruby Barker went to social media on Thursday to open up about her mental health. The 25-year-old Bridgerton actress shared a video from the hospital where she has been receiving treatment, saying she has “been really unwell for a really long time.”
“I have been struggling,” Barker said. “I’m in the hospital, I’m gonna get discharged soon and hopefully continue with my life. I’m gonna take a little bit of a break for myself. And I want to encourage others. If you are struggling, please do yourself a favor. Take a break. Stop being so hard on yourself.”
The rising star acknowledged Mental Health Week as she posted her video on Instagram.
“Mental health week is every week for me,” she wrote. “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.”