Ruby Rose Opens Up About Her Depression
The actress responds to her own 3-year-old post about "hitting rock bottom."
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Ruby Rose has opened up to her fans and followers about a very dark period in her life.
She was taken aback when a fan sent her a tweet that she had posted three years ago, regarding her having to cancel a series of tours and appearances due to her battle with depression.
Rose reposted a shot of the tweet to her Instagram, with some powerful words regarding her personal struggle and words of advice to anyone who may be struggling as well. She talks about not being able to find happiness anywhere, but choosing to put up a fight against the illness and coming out on top, now living her dream, ending her story with the hashtags: #wealldeservetobehere #wealldeservetobehappy.
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 #wealldeservetobehappy
Rose has certainly turned her life around following the wild success with her role in Orange Is The New Black. 2016 has been a bumper year as she’s landed two major campaigns—Denim + Supply and Urban Decay—and has started production for her next role as Adele in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, set to release in 2017.
This comes just days after Cara Delevingne opened up about her battle with the same issue in a series of tweets, talking about why she stepped away from modeling for a bit due to the “rough patch of self-hatred” she was dealing with.
Still, what we must understand is that depression can be a debilitating mental illness, and no matter how successful one may be, or how happy someone may try to depict themselves on social media, you never really know what kinds of inner struggles they may be dealing with. It’s important that such widely idolized celebrities are beginning to talk and share their stories, giving hope to anyone else who is struggling and letting them know they’re not alone.
We’re happy you’ve come such a long way, Ruby!