Just a week after Cara Delevingne bravely Tweeted her 5.05 million followers about her depression, Ruby Rose has opened up about suffering from the mental health condition on her Instagram.
'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'.
Though '1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year', it's not something which is traditionally talked about so sufferers still have to deal with stigma and prejudice — that's why it's so amazing for these brave celebrities to use their fame and followers to get the word out.
Ruby Rose spoke to E! about her Instagram essay: 'My message was really just that, to really reflect on how many people in the world right now feel like they don't want to go on another day, or they can't go on another day, and they're just seconds or minutes or days away from reaching their full potential and blossoming and being free and happy.
'I just thought that's got to be millions of people and that's just my message. Just hang in there, like one day at a time, and it does get better. I know that's cliché, but it just does.'
Aaand it happened... Even more of a hero.