Is Ruby Barker OK? 'Bridgerton' star says 'my brain was gonna go boom' amid mental health struggle

Barker in the clip shared that she sought professional help because she wanted to deal with the 'intergenerational trauma bundled up inside'


                            Is Ruby Barker OK? 'Bridgerton' star says 'my brain was gonna go boom' amid mental health struggle
Ruby Barker who plays Marina Thompson on 'Bridgerton' posted a video telling fans she was in hospital because of a mental health problem (RubyBarker/Instagram)
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'Bridgerton' star Ruby Barker got candid about her mental health journey after she posted a close to 6-minute video on her official Instagram account recently. The British actress, who plays the gorgeous Marina Thompson in the hit Netflix series, revealed in the video that she was hospitalized for her mental health issues adding that she has been struggling.
 
The 25-year-old actress in her latest video clip shared that she sought professional help because she wanted to deal with the “intergenerational trauma bundled up inside.” Ruby Barker, who is also known for her role in ‘How to Stop a Recurring Dream’, chose to focus on her mental health after being unwell for a very long time.
 
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Is Ruby Barker OK?

Barker, in the video, shared that she was about to be discharged from a mental health facility and that she was planning to take some time away. “I’ve been really unwell for a really long time, and I just wanted the honest with everybody. I have been struggling”, said the actress. Barker continued, “So I’m in the hospital at the minute and I’m gonna get discharged soon and hopefully get to continue with my life. I’m gonna take a little bit of a break for myself and I want to encourage others if you are struggling, please do yourself a favor. Take a break. Stop being so hard on yourself.”
 
Barker continued, “All this intergenerational trauma bundled up inside me and I was carrying the weight of a world on my back” further explaining, “Now I’m at a point where I have a diagnosis and I will talk to you about that at another time. But I have a diagnosis and I am relinquishing myself. I’m forgiving myself and drawing a line in the sand.” She confessed, “I can’t carry on the way that I’ve been carrying on. I need to change. So that’s what I’m trying to do.”
 

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‘Sometimes you just got to take a break’

In the video, Barker said how sometimes one needs to take a break. “I was trying to hold together my mental health like this, just adding so much pressure”, said Barker adding, “Like my brain was just gonna go boom, and that’s basically what happened,” she added. “Sometimes you just got to take a break. You’ve got to say, ‘I can’t do this right now. I need support.'”
 
The skilled actress further shared, “People used to always tell me not to be so hard on myself, and I never really, really knew what that meant. What does that really mean to stop being hard on yourself or to love yourself?” adding, “We really need to change the dialogue and think about our linguistics when we’re actually talking about mental health because people want to have these conversations, but we don’t really know how to even have a conversation.” After thanking various people who helped her, she ended the video on a positive note saying she was “better” and “cannot wait to fulfill all of my engagements and to have a good career and a good life.” She concluded, “I do not want my diagnosis to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. I want to survive and I will survive and I’m going to and so are you. That’s the beauty of it. So are you.”

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