'Bridgerton' star Ruby Barker says she's 'happy to be alive' after being released from the hospital to receive mental health treatment
Bridgerton" star Ruby Barkerwas recently hospitalized for mental healthtreatment.
- The actress, who plays Marina Thompson, said she's "happy to be alive" after her release.
"Bridgerton" star Ruby Barker said she's "happy to be alive" after being released from the hospital where she received mental
The actress, who plays Marina Crane (née Thompson) on the breakout Netflix series, posted a video on Monday to Instagram thanking healthcare workers, the media, her more than 230,000 followers, along with "everyone at Bridgerton" and "
"You have all been incredible; like literally. You've made me feel so happy to be alive," she said in the video where it appears she's in a pool overlooking nature. "I'm so grateful for that."
"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," Barker added. "I can't wait for the future...I'm doing OK for myself."
Barker shared last week in an Instagram video she posted that she was in the hospital after "struggling" with her mental health.
On Monday, Barker concluded her update by encouraging her followers to slow things down and seek support in facing their own challenges.
"If you are struggling, please do yourself a favor. Take a break, stop being so hard on yourself," she said. "People used to always tell me not to be so hard on myself, and I never really, really knew what that meant."
The actress also shared some advice she received from her "Bridgerton" costar, Claudia Jessie, who plays Eloise Bridgerton.
"She told me to flip the coin: It might be dull on one side, but just flip the coin and you'll find it's shiny on the other. It's training your mind to find the funny, to find the light, to find the positive," Barker shared.
"It's a really hard thing to do, but if you can get into the practice of doing that, you've got it," she continued. "Anybody that's in a dark place right now, I just want you to know I see you I feel you. Find the funny and flip that coin."
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