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Netflix Stranger Things Cast Shannon Purse Admits Anxiety Over Sexuality [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 15, 2017 11:16 PM EDT

Shannon Purser, one of the casts of Stranger Things on Netflix, spoke up about her mental health on social media and revealed how she once had anxiety because of her sexuality. The young actress has been very open about her mental struggles even in the past and now serves as an inspiration for anyone going through the same thing.

The 19-year-old actress got candid on her Twitter account and posted tweets saying how getting comfortable with one's sexuality is a process. She admits she wished she knew that it is going to be okay sooner as per US Weekly.

Having been through gone the same situation, Netflix' Stranger Things star Shannon Purser tells everyone to take it slow because one's sexuality can define anyone as much as they allow it. She wraps up her tweets by saying that it is going to be okay.

"You're going to be ok," Shannon writes. "No, you're going to be great."

Self Harm and Suicidal Thoughts At A Young Age

The actress had previously shared how she suffered from anxiety, depression and even suicidal ideation, or more commonly known as suicidal thoughts. In fact, Shannon tried self-harming at a young age so she would feel like she is doing something for all the negative things she felt.

Things took a huge turn in her life when she went through a breakup. It was a moment of decision for her, and then she finally asked intervention from her parents to whom she confessed she needed help. If not, she would fall apart in another report by US Weekly.

What got her through the darkest parts of her life is therapy and faith. Now, she uses her voice to spread awareness about mental struggles as she stresses it is important to seek help.

Shannon Purser starred as Barb in Stranger Things. As of today, she can be seen hanging around with the Riverdale kids which is another series from Netflix.

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