Wednesday 7 December 2016

‘We all deserve to be here’- Actress Ruby Rose opens up about her battle with depression

Published 04/04/2016 | 15:42

Actress Ruby Rose
Actress Ruby Rose

Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose has opened up about her battle with depression after a fan prompted her to talk about her struggle.

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The actress, who plays Stella in the hit Netflix series, was reminded of her “rock bottom” moment when a fan sent the actress an image of a tweet she posted in 2013.

“It is with great sadness that despite everything I have tried in the short time I was given I am still losing my battle with depression,” Rose wrote at the time.

Taking to her Instagram account yesterday the actress openly spoke about her struggle with mental health and said her battle with depression made her feel like a failure.

“When I posted this in relation to abruptly leaving Australia cancelling a string of shows and commitments,” she wrote.

“I had hit a rock bottom. I couldn't find happiness anywhere except my dog's face and even that wasn't enough.

“I thought I had failed at being a human being and an adult.”

The actress revealed that she did not see a future for herself back then, but has had the opportunity to live her dream after opening up about her struggle with mental health and asking for help.

“I chose to fight and I thought it meant I'd be able to live. I didn’t think it meant I'd be able to live my dream. I didn’t think it would result in this extraordinary life I get to be a part of now.

“It just makes me wonder how many others are days, hours, seconds away from realising their worth, their potential and once the dark cloud is lifted will be truly happy and free,” she wrote.

“We all deserve to be here.”

If you are struggling with depression or your mental health  please visit www.samaritans.org or www.pieta.ie  for support and information

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