Bridgerton's Ruby Barker thanks fans for support as she leaves hospital 4 weeks ago

Bridgerton's Ruby Barker thanks fans for support as she leaves hospital

"Anyone who is in a dark place right now, I just want you to know I see you, I feel you."

Actress Ruby Barker has thanked fans for their support as she is discharged from hospital.

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Last week, Ruby, who plays Marina Thompson on Netflix's Bridgerton, told fans that she was receiving mental health care in hospital, after being "unwell for a really long time".

In a video posted on Instagram, she said: "I’m in the hospital at the minute, I’m gonna get discharged soon and hopefully get to continue with my life and I’m gonna take a little bit of a break from 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.

"And people used to always tell me not to be so hard on myself, and I never really, really knew what that meant."

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Thankfully, Ruby appears to be feeling better and has since been discharged.

In a video posted on Instagram yesterday, the actress said: "I didn’t know what to expect when I put that video up. I didn’t expect to have so many people reach out and let me know how they’re doing and tell me about their own mental health struggles. It’s made me feel less alone."

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She said that she hopes her honesty will help others seek help for their own mental health.

"Anyone who is in a dark place right now, I just want you to know I see you, I feel you," she said.

The caption for the video reads: "I’ve been discharged from hospital! Thank you so much for the support, I can’t wait for the future and I feel as if I’ve came out the other side. Thank you everyone, have a blessed day.

"Take care of yourselves, don’t be afraid to check in with your loved ones and we’re all in this together as they say in High School Musical."

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