Actress Ruby Rose has penned a powerful post about depression on Instagram, after being reminded of the time she hit rock bottom three years ago. Back in 2013, Rose cancelled a string of public appearances and posted a series of troubling messages on Twitter, before checking into rehab to seek treatment.

Ruby RoseRuby Rose has opened up about her struggle with depression.

On Saturday (April 2nd) a fan reminded Rose of a tweet she had posted three years ago, which read: “It is with great sadness that despite everything I have tried in the short time I was given I am still losing my battle with depression." 

Posting an image of the old tweet, Rose wrote: “A fan just tweeted this to me three 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 of this feeling, this moment.”

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“When I posted this in relation to abruptly leaving Australia and cancelling a string of shows and commitments, I had hit rock bottom. I couldn't find happiness anywhere except my dog's 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.”

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“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 realising their worth.. Their potential.. And once the dark cloud is lifted will be truly happy and free.”