[Editor’s note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).]
Australian actress Ruby Rose put everything on the table for World Mental Health Day.
In an Instagram post, Rose, 33, described her own mental health struggles dating back to her childhood.
"I've been struggling with mental health my whole life." Rose has taken a photo of her on a hospital bed that she made just before her time on "Orange is the new black". "I was diagnosed with depression first at 13, then at 1
ED SHEERAN, PRINCE HARRY PROMOTE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY WITH COMEDIC VIDEO Who she could not remember. Her friend shared detailed memories that they shared with "innocent conviction," but Rose just could not remember anything.
After this incident, Rose began "asking questions" and her "life began to change".
"I found that I went from a smiling, laughing child to a quiet mute, sitting alone and staring into the distance after one of the many traumatic events I did not remember," said Rose.
She finally revealed that her mother had to tell her what the traumatic event was because the doctors said Rose was too young to handle what had happened to her.
The actress then stated that she was initially diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, but she was found to be suffering from severe depression and an overactive thyroid gland that caused mood swings and hyperactivity, which are generally associated with bipolar activity.
DEMI MOORE'S DAUGHTER TALLULAH WILLIS SAYS HER WAS SUICIDE IN BIKINI DANCE VIDEO 19659002] Then c "Many Dark Times," Rose says.
"About medications, medications, over and over and over and over for any wrong diagnosis," she said.
Rose then said that she had suffered mental health as a result of several hospital admissions – and that she had attempted suicide "in 12 years."
Further therapies, medications, and self-help studies followed until a brain scan revealed she was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Rose said, adding that more therapy and more tests made this diagnosis more difficult on complex PTSD (C). PTSD).
C-PTBS occurs when someone suffers from traumatic events over a long period of time, rather than from a single experience, according to Healthline.
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"What I learned from the mental health battles is how strong I am," Rose continued. "It's how great people are, because they love me and support me, and yet you can not judge those who do not understand it and do not know how to do it. It's that you can not judge people at all, because you never know what they went through. "
She added one last thought:" It is that self-love [sic] and self-care [sic] are more important than anything else. and the fourth season of "Orange is the New Black" and played a supporting role in "Pitch Perfect 3", where she performed her singing chops Rose is now seen in "Batwoman" on The CW.