Rain Brown: Wanting to Quit Alaskan Bush People?!
Considering that Alaskan Bush People is in production limbo while Ami Brown undergoes cancer treatments, we don’t know when the new season will begin.
But though the Brown family is living large in a mansion during this hiatus, you figure that, sooner or later, they’ll retreat back into the wilderness to continue filming.
Rain Brown said something recently, however, that has fans concerned. it sounds like she wants to quit the show!
We absolutely love that Rain Brown is on social media.
Her posts and photos are a great insight into her life and thoughts — sides to her that we would never get to see on a series that follows the entire family.
And as carefully as we follow Ami Brown’s chemotherapy treatments, we — and all fans of Alaskan Bush People — need to see that the rest of the family is coping during this trying experience.
Remember — cancer patients don’t go through their cancer battles alone.
Their loved ones are in the thick of it with them.
Just as when we were excited to learn of Noah Brown’s engagement finally being official and confirmed, we welcome any positive news about the family.
Rain Brown, however, the youngest of the Brown clan at just 14 years old, has revealed more than just her quirky side and fondness for equality over Instagram.
Rain Brown is depressed. And this is not a new development, either.
What’s worse, she’s often felt sidelined or ignored when speaking about her battle with depression.
No one should be dismissed because of their youth.
In fact, teens and preteens experiencing depression can be at extremely high risk, which is why treatment is so important. Hormones and a tumultuous social life can both work to exacerbate depression symptoms.
And Ami Brown’s cancer battle must also be taking its toll.
Rain’s alarming new post doesn’t refer to any of that, but you can see how it all might be an influence if she’s tired of being on Alaskan Bush People.
The picture is fine (it looks like a still from a Vine, actually; gosh I miss Vine), but the caption is what has fans worried.
“This is my I don’t really want to take this picture but I love the person who I’m taking it for look #yup #idontwannadothisanymore #hurtinginside #staystrong #stayhappy”
In case you find hashtags overwhelming, Rain wrote: “I don’t wanna do this anymore” and “hurting inside.”
Both of those tags are huge red flags — not only for her mental health, but for fans of the series who enjoy he role on the show.
Fans were quick to comment, and Rain Brown even responded. …
One fan wrote:
“If you want to quit, then stop. You will be so missed. I so look forward to your posts. If you need to get out of the public eye do it! You can’t be strong for others if you don’t take care of yourself.”
Honestly, Rain Brown is a minor, so we doubt that she ever had much of a choice to begin with and we don’t know that she gets to decide that for herself now, either.
Rain jumped in, however, and replied:
“I was actually talking about taking a picture lol.”
We have to say that “hurting inside” sounds a little more serious than posing for a photo, but it may be that her humor isn’t translating well over Instagram.
But that’s okay. She’s 14 and she’s just figuring out how to (and how not to) deliver her quirky brand of humor to her fans.
This is a relief. Though, as long as the show remains in hiatus for Ami Brown’s treatments and recovery, we won’t know for sure if the show will go on.