As the new season airs, Alaskan Bush People star Rain Brown is taking to Instagram to share even more of her story. And right now, she’s opening up about the bullying that she’s faced both online and in person — and why she thinks it’s not totally a bad thing. She was inspired to speak out after noticing all of the arguing going in her Instagram comments section. Watch the video above to see what the teen had to say. 

The young reality star has definitely come up against her fair share of haters throughout her time on TV. Whether it’s cutting her hair short or posting a video of herself doing a pull-up, it seems like her every move is commented on by strangers online, and not all of those followers are fans. She’s made a habit out of speaking up, though. Whether it’s being open and honest about her struggle with depression or how tough it’s been on her and her family while mom Ami Brown was fighting cancer, she’s been more than open online. 

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👀#stayhappy #staystrong

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“For the past few days, I’ve been struggling with some things, such as my depression, life, and some teen girl probs too (ya know a broken nail???) and I couldn’t figure out why I was in such bad shape,” she wrote last fall. “I stayed in bed for about four days with minor aches and pains and I couldn’t find out a reason, it bothered me so much, I lost any want to be healthy or motivational; I was just a husk. But just now, in the middle of the night, it occurred to me: Sometimes you don’t have to have a reason, sometimes you don’t have to be perfect and somedays you just feel like staying in bed and watching old @simplynailogical videos and that’s OKAY!”

And recently, in September 2018, she opened up again, revealing that she was “not taking a lot of time for my mental health” because she’d been so busy. “I got very caught up in the daily stresses and struggles of life and had no time to just be me, and I’m not gonna lie, I lost sight of my values, who I was, and who I wanted to be,” she said. Taking a break helped her refocus, and get back to where she wanted to be — which included continuing to #staystrong and #stayhappy as she hashtags all her posts.

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A little bit ago I was given a week off from work, I had been working almost non stop for about a year, I showed up on time I worked I laughed and I reluctantly took the weekends off, even though I was proud of how hard I was working I was also not taking a lot of time for my mental health, I got very caught up in the daily stresses and struggles of life and had no time to just be me, and I’m not gonna lie, I lost sight of my values, who I was, and who I wanted to be. I’ve spent the last week painting, cooking, cleaning, driving, hiking, eating, catching up with friends, and my favorite, spending time with the people I love. Standing here at the end of my week with a clear mind and a very full heart, I say. If you find yourself overthinking, overwhelmed, and just plain stressed? Take a break. Rebuild yourself, find yourself again and I promise you, you will come out better in the end ♥️ I love you all and God bless my lovely’s #staystrong #stayhappy #R&R

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We’re glad that Rain’s found a way to deal with the bullies that makes her feel good. Especially when there’s been so much drama going on in her personal life, whether it’s with big brother Noah or his new wife, Rhain. Instead, she’s learned how to stand up for herself and speak out to both her family and to haters online. She’s definitely staying strong — but we just hope she knows she doesn’t have to stay happy all the time. 

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