Cara Delevingne reveals that when she was growing up in London she was miserable and wanted to end her life. In a new interview she says that she was so depressed, that her family put her in counseling and she started taking antidepressants — but it still didn’t help.
Cara Delevingne, 23, says that her life hasn’t always been a happy one. Although she is incredibly famous and can have anything she wants, she says she’s always had demons and they took a long time for her to shake. During the Women In The World conference, Cara reveals that modeling actually made things worse for her because she was always told she wasn’t good enough. She says that even before modeling, she almost had a mental breakdown and thought suicide was the only answer.
“I think I pushed myself so far [at school] that I got to the point where I had a mental breakdown,” she said. “I was completely suicidal, I didn’t want to live any more. I thought that I was completely alone. I also realised how lucky I was, and what a wonderful family and wonderful friends I had, but that didn’t matter. I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better to me than death.”
Once she left home and went on to pursue modeling she admitted that things got even worse for her. It wasn’t until fellow model, Kate Moss, that gave her advice that helped her start to get on the right track. “What happened was I eventually said no, and I eventually took a break, from the advice of Kate Moss, who kind of picked me up off the floor,” she said. “It’s about finding people around you who have your best interests at heart. I had a lot of people around me who were just after what I gave them…not looking after me. So it’s about finding people who care about you, and support you. And I’ve now been able to become a support for other people, as well.” Cara revealed that she also found meditation and yoga that helped her become more balanced.
HollywoodLifers, have you ever felt like Cara?
— Chloe Melas