Cara Delevingne has opened up to Esquire in a candid interview where she speaks about her battle with depression. "When it got to being a teenager and all the hormones and the pressure and wanting to do well at school I had a mental breakdown. I was suicidal. I couldn't deal with it anymore. I realised how lucky and privileged I was, but all I wanted to do was die".
Cara continued stating "I felt so guilty because of that and hated myself because of that, and then it's a cycle. I didn't want to exist anymore. I wanted for each molecule of my body to disintegrate. I wanted to die".
The model and actress spoke about her hatred for medication, and about when she stopped taking them at 18: "That week, I lost my virginity, I got into fights, I cried, I laughed. It was the best thing in the world to feel things again. And I get depressed still but I would rather learn to figure it out myself rather than be dependent on meds, ever".
Her honestly about depression and mental health is a really positive message that we should all be championing. Medication is personal, but Cara's open and candid approach to mental health will help to break down stigmas and hopefully help create more discussions on the topic.
Read the full interview in Esquire's September 2016 issue, and scroll the gallery above to see the shoot plus her outfit at the Suicide Squad London premier...
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