Purser, who made her film debut on Stranger Things, is a real teen who has dealt with real problems that many young people are facing today. She recently opened up on Twitter about her history of self-harm, something that one in 12 teens admit they struggle with.
Purser followed up with a message to anyone who may be struggling.
Not many actors have spoken publicly about self-harm and cutting, especially in conjunction with their personal experiences. Through her honesty, she is helping to de-stigmatize mental illness in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Judging by the response to her tweets, that is just what some people needed to hear.
Just another reason why Barb is the best.