“I just want to be honest with everyone, I’ve been struggling,” she told her 231,000 followers, adding: “So, I’m in the hospital right now, and I’ll be out soon, hopefully it’ll continue, you Knowing, with my life, I’ll take a break for myself.”
In the candid video, she urged fans to “don’t be so hard on yourself” and to seek help if they’ve had a similar experience.
“I want to encourage others, if you’re struggling, do yourself a favor. Take a break and don’t be so hard on yourself. People have always told me in the past not to be so hard on yourself, and I never really, really knew what that meant what.”
Buck assured fans that she has “reached new heights” since receiving support, adding that the conversation around mental health needs to change. She recalled being “full of anger, frustration, rage” and “carrying the weight of the world” before her diagnosis.
While she declined to share her diagnosis, she explained that having it means she now “gives up on herself, forgives herself, and draws lines in the sand”.
In addition to thanking her close friends and mentors, Buck also credited Netflix and Bridgetown executive producer Shonda Remus for “saving” her with her character.
“I can’t wait to get all my work done and have a great career and a great life. Because I don’t want my diagnosis to be a self-fulfilling prophecy,” she said.