‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser Admits To Past Self-Harm: ‘Don’t Give Up On Yourself’

Best known as Barbara to “Stranger Things” fans, Shannon Purser is opening up on social media about an important message regarding ending self-harm.

Purser, 19, shared a photo of a small razor on Twitter, along with a caption admitting to having used it for self-harm in the past: “*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.”

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She also sent a message of love and support to those struggling with their own issues.

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Purser has quickly become a fan-favourite for her role as the quirky Barb. She recently told Entertainment Tonight: “The fan response has been absolutely incredible! This was my first acting credit, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I loved the character from the very beginning.”

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