She recently opened up about why it’s become so important with her to talk to her fans about her depression.
Cara Delevingne has always been honest about who she is. And when it came time to talk about her struggles with her mental health, things were no different. She recently opened up about why it’s become so important with her to talk to her fans about her depression.
Speaking with Elle, she explained,
“I couldn’t just sit there and listen to these girls, and boys, too, but usually girls, say this stuff, about bullying, about their sexuality, depression, and guilt and suicidal thoughts and just all of it, without being like, ‘I have been through that, and it’s going to be okay.’
If I can help a teenager go through a better time than they should be, then I am going to fucking do that. I mean, fucking being a teenager suuuccccks. And I somehow came through the other end.”
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She admitted that she’s always struggled with handling her emotions, even as a child.
“I grew up in this very ‘Emotion is weak, head up, move on, onward and upward’ kind of way. Which is not healthy.”
Nowadays she turns to yoga as her outlet and says she’s a lot more comfortable with feelings.
“Yoga’s the only way I can really feel things and check how I am. Because there is always pain somewhere, even if it’s completely irrational pain, and it’s always good to find it and get it out. If I don’t cry pretty much every day I will hold it in, and it will manifest in me in things that are destructive, like my skin.”
Cara is currently the September cover star of both Elle magazine and British Vogue. Additionally, her new movie Suicide Squad will be released into theaters August 5.
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