This could become really big -- and it sounds horrifying.
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Oh, Ruby Rose, we are so glad you're in a better place now.
The 30-year-old was reminded of her struggles when a fan showed her an old tweet from 2013 in which Ruby admitted to "losing [her] battle with depression."
In response to that difficult time, the actress wrote a heartfelt message for anybody who's dealing with the same hardship:
"I'm just feeling reflective because I chose to fight and I thought it meant I'd be able to live. I DIDNT think it meant I'd be able to live my dream. I DIDNT 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 realizing their worth.. Their potential.. And once the dark cloud is lifted will be truly happy and free."
We're so happy she was able to pull through!
She further elaborated on the situation during an E! interview at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 2, saying:
"It was a real spinout when I got sent that, and it was something I had posted three years ago, you know, when I was really really depressed and I didn't think that I could live another day or want to live another day, let alone live my dream."
"So, my message was really just that, to really reflect on how many people in the world right now feel like they don't want to go on another day, or they can't go on another day, and they're just seconds or minutes or days away from reaching their full potential and blossoming and being free and happy. I just thought that's got to be millions of people and that's just my message. Just hang in there, like one day at a time, and it does get better. I know that's cliché, but it just does."
See her full post (below):
A fan just tweeted this to me.. 3 years ago to the day. What a wake up call.. I'd be lying if I didn't say it shook me up..to see it.. To be reminded.. This feeling, this moment.. When I posted this in relation to abruptly leaving Australia cancelling a string of shows and commitments.. I had hit a rock bottom.. I couldn't find happiness anywhere except my dogs face and even that wasn't enough. I thought I had failed at being a human being an adult. I didn't know what to do so I left for America to work with trauma therapists and I spent pretty much all the money I had made in my life on an overpriced rehab and a lot of therapy. ( There are definitely other ways to do it ) … I slept on a blow up mattress when I got my first apartment in Santa Monica, I adopted a dog before I furnished my place 😑 .. My dog, Ru, had a bed before me… I don't want to ramble on, I'm just feeling reflective because I chose to fight and I thought it meant I'd be able to live. I DIDNT think it meant I'd be able to live my dream. I DIDNT 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 realizing their worth.. Their potential.. And once the dark cloud is lifted will be truly happy and free.. #wealldeservetobehere #wealldeservetobehappyA photo posted by Ruby Rose (@rubyrose) on Apr 1, 2016 at 8:28pm PDT
If you're suffering from depression, don't be afraid to seek help.
And if you're in a really dark place, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255.
It's not easy, but it can get better!
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