Cara Delevingne Suffers From Depression And Anxiety

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I commend anyone who can publicly share their battles and Cara Delevingne recently spoke candidly and in detail about her battle with depression and self-harm.

Devingne revealed to Vogue magazine that the emotional torment and “wave of self-hatred” she previously experienced is a huge part of who she is.

She explained, “This is something I haven’t been open about, but it’s a huge part of who I am. All of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out. I never cut, but I’d scratch myself to the point of bleeding. I just wanted to dematerialize and have someone sweep me away.”

The star – who plays Margot in the anticipated movie adaptation of John Green’s Paper Towns – explained that she was put on “stronger stuff than Prozac”.

“I thought that if I wanted to act, I’d need to finish school, but I got so I couldn’t wake up in the morning,” she reflected. The worst thing was that I knew I was a lucky girl, and the fact that you would rather be dead… you just feel so guilty for those feelings, and it’s this vicious circle. Like, how dare I feel that way? So you just attack yourself some more.”

It is something that she still deals with. “It’s like, if anything is good for too long, I prefer to ruin it.”

Mental illness has such a stigma and it is awesome of her to share her story. Hopefully she inspires others!

13 comments

  1. I think it is great when people are able to open up about the truth of what they go through. There are so many of us going through similar things – great to know we are not alone.

  2. I’ve never heard of her, but it’s nice to see people who can grace a magazine cover also deal with the issues that I deal with. It’s a hard issue to explain.

  3. Mental illness should be talked about so people can be educated about it. Just because you can not see mental illness doesn’t mean it is not real. I am so happy she is sharing her story and raising awareness.

  4. I feel for her. Depression is hard for anyone to go through and I bet it is even harder under the watchful eyes of the public.

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