Shannon Purser has become an internet sensation after playing Barb in Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, but the star has revealed a darker time in her life.
Taking to Twitter, Purser opened up to her followers about how she used to self harm, in an effort to encourage others to keep fighting.
She posted the below photo of a razor blade with the caption: "Trigger warning: I haven't self-harmed in years, but I kept this around, 'just in case'. I forgot it was there and now it's in the trash."
*TRIGGER WARNING* I haven't self-harmed in years, but I kept this around, "just in case." I forgot it was there & now it's in the trash.November 7, 2016
She went on to add: "Recovery is possible. Please don't give up on yourself."
Recovery is possible. Please don't give up on yourself.— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) November 7, 2016
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the 19-year-old said she shared the picture in order to help.
"I'm so happy to be able to help other people by talking about my struggles. I guess I'd just say, 'You're worthy of love, valuable, and beautiful. You can and will get through this,'" she said.
"Getting the help you need to deal with this is a form of self-love and you are worth it."
Purser has also previously revealed something else about herself on Instagram - that much like many of her Stranger Things castmates, she's a singer and a musician.
She's posted videos of herself singing and playing piano to the social media site, and she's not bad at all.
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