Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Mental Health & Depression Again
Everyone knows who Cara Delevingne is. She has done an outstanding job becoming an actor, model, and singer, trying to become the best. However, people always overlook her darker side. A side which she constantly talks about yet people don’t particularly think of her in that way. On numerous occasions, she has talked about her depression and suicidal thoughts. The mental pressure she had to deal with after watching her mother take drugs was tremendous As a young adult, she battled through all this to become what she is now, a star. However, after looking at her recent post, it seems she is in a constant battle with her mental health issues. It seems it never truly goes away, it just dies down a little.
Cara Delevingne Felt Alienated When She Was Young
On her Instagram, Cara posted the following meme, telling us much more than what was written in it:
She posted this with the caption: “Day off #mood”, possibly signaling towards something. She felt low and needed some colors in her life to helping her recharge her mood. Unfortunately, Cara has felt like this many times in the past as well. Being vocal about it on media, we understand how she must be feeling when she posted this.
Cara Develingne has opened up about her struggles against mental health issues several times. She talked about how her depression began, and how she manages it now. As reported by MarieClaire, Delevingne once said that her biggest fear is the fear of failure. This can be understood if we look at her interview on another occasion. She talked about how failing in a test during school days made her feel terrible. “I never forgive myself,” she said, and then continued to explain how her classroom was where her depression began.
“I didn’t feel like I was ever good enough. The fact I couldn’t do as well as other people made me hate myself. And you’re made to feel that once you get a mark, like a C, that’s your mark in life; that’s you as a human being. That really sat with me for a long time.”
This is just one aspect. She also revealed how Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed her by attempting to kiss her without consent. This happened when she wanted to turn away from fashion to build her acting career. She once told WMMagazine that she felt alienated and alone. Cara said she always wanted people to love her, so she never got angry with them; so she turned her anger onto herself.
Cara Continues to March Forward
Now, one may think that this was coming from someone living a normal life with average daily life student troubles. However, Cara Delevingne lived a very privileged life even when she was young, Mirror UK reports. In fact, her grandmother was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret, and her grandfather was publishing executive, Sir Jocelyn Stevens. Dame Joan Collins is her godmother. Cara grew up in London’s Belgravia and she was only 10 when she appeared in Vogue.
On mental health issues, Cara Delevingne said:
“Self-doubt will eat you alive and will be the one thing that stands in your way with everything. I think I spent my life conquering my fears. I used to hate performing, I used to hate attention. Still, I think conquering those made me really begin to love and respect myself which I didn’t a lot when I was a kid.”
Being a victim herself, Cara wants to star in a movie that will help people understand mental illness.