Cara Delevingne Reveals She ‘Hated’ Herself For Battling Depression
The actress gets candid about her mental-health.
Cara Delevingne has opened up about her struggle with mental-health after revealing that she harboured feelings of guilt over the fact her life appeared to be so priviledged to the outside world.
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The actress revealed in an interview with Net-A-Porter's magazine Porter that she secretly battled depression throughout her teenage years.
“I always felt pretty weird and different as a kid,” Cara said, “and that feeling was something I didn’t understand, or know how to express… It wasn’t like I was an alien, but I definitely knew there was something weird going on.
She continued: "So many of my friends would say, ‘How can you feel like that?’ and, ‘But you’re so lucky,’ and I’d be like, I know, trust me, I know.
"I know I’m the luckiest girl in the world, I understand all of these things, and I wish I could appreciate it. There is just something dark within me I cannot seem to shake.”
This contrast between how her life looked to the public and the way Cara actually felt caused her to internalise a lot of guilt over the situation.
“I hated myself for being depressed,” she added. “I hated feeling depressed, I hated feeling. I was very good at disassociating from emotion completely. And all the time I was second-guessing myself, saying something and then hating myself for saying it.
"I didn’t understand what was happening apart from the fact that I didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Finishing up with a pearl of advice for fans going through something similiar, she said: "Being a teenager can feel like you’re on a rollercoaster to hell, that’s what it honestly felt like to me – but you can get through it.
Cara added the final point: “Time moves on, feelings pass, it does get better.”