Ruby Rose has opened up about her struggle with depression. Posting a photo of one of her tweets from 2013 which read: ""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," the 30-year-old reflected on her past struggles and offered an inspiring message to anyone going through similar difficulties.
Ruby captioned the tweet with a candid message about depression, revealing that seeing her old tweet "shook [her] up."
Ruby opened up about her past struggle with depression
She wrote: "A fan just tweeted this to me.. 3 years ago to the day. What a wake up call… 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..."
Ruby candidly revealed her struggles, writing: "I thought I had failed at being a human being an adult."
The Orange is the New Black actress then explained how her life eventually grew better by fighting her depression, and how her new found success was beyond anything she ever expected. She continued: "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 DIDN'T 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."
She posted the message on her social media channels before tweeting a supportive message to her fans. She wrote: "Sending love and light to everyone who feels down right now, in a funk.. Alone.. Not worthy.. We ALL deserve to be here. You are worthy."
The star encouraged fans, telling them "you are worthy."
Ruby's candid explanation about her depression comes shortly after fellow model and actress Cara Delevingne also revealed she suffers from the same mental illness.
In a series of tweets, the 23-year-old wrote: "I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred. I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself. I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that."