Cara Delevingne opens up about her mental health problems, self-harm, and anti-depressants
Cara Delevingne, international actor and model, gave an extensive interview to Vogue magazine ahead of…
Cara Delevingne, international actor and model, gave an extensive interview to Vogue magazine ahead of her 30th birthday, where she revealed various problems she has suffered throughout her life.
The beautiful British model looks back on her addictions and a particularly tough period during her teenage years.
“I’m sure I was happy as a child, but I think as I got older, I looked back and realized that wasn’t normal,” Delevingne confirmed to Vogue Magazine.
“Then when I was a teenager, it all fell apart. I started drinking and partying, I had a need to escape from reality and change it.
“I hadn’t yet uncovered the bloody hole, the real inner turmoil.”
Alcohol is a recurring theme throughout her difficult moments of life
Cara Delevingne spoke openly about her numerous battles with alcohol abuse, the extent of which wasn’t fully known by her fans.
It’s unclear whether this event had any influence on her later life, but the model told an interesting anecdote from her childhood.
“When I was seven, I woke up at my grandmother’s house in my bedroom, hungover and wearing a bridesmaid’s dress,” she explained.
“I had gone around finishing off glasses of champagne.”
The model, at the age of 10, began taking sleeping pills as she suffered from crippling insomnia, before finally being placed on anti-depressants at 15.
“It was really the start of the mental health problems and self-harm,” she added
“I was on medication and it just saved my life.
“It wasn’t so much a chemical imbalance, but more of a response to the trauma.
“I still think there is a part of the diagnosis that is damaging. How many times I was encouraged to take this or that.”
Ahead of her birthday, the actor was rather circumspect about her life, discussing how unsustainable previous periods of her existence were.
“I always knew that things would have to be different at 30, because the way I was living was not sustainable,” she concluded.
“There’s a part of feeling invincible when you’re on drugs. It put me in danger at that time because I didn’t care about my life.
“[during the pandemic] I had a complete existential crisis. My whole sense of belonging, my whole sense of validation, my whole identity, everything, was wrapped up in the job. When that went away, I felt like I had no purpose. I was just worthless without work and that was scary.”