Cara Delevingne opened up about her battle with depression in a recent interview with Esquire magazine.
The model, 23, revealed her battle began in her teenage years, saying, “I think I properly started dealing with depression when I was about 16, when all the stuff with my family started to make sense and came to the surface."
The Suicide Squad also admitted her mother's addiction problem had a large impact on her.
"I’m very good at repressing emotion and seeming fine," she explained. "As a kid I felt like I had to be good and I had to be strong because my mum wasn’t.
The model also revealed heartbreaking details about her condition, saying: “So, when it got to being a teenager and all the hormones and the pressure and wanting to do well at school — for my parents, not for me — I had a mental breakdown. I was suicidal. I couldn’t deal with it any more. I realised how lucky and privileged I was, but all I wanted to do was die.”
Cara has maintained she doesn’t always agree with medication, though it helped her in this instance. These days she manages her mental state through artistic outlets such as acting and poetry.
If you or someone you know is experiencing depression call Life Line on 13 11 14 or visit Beyond Blue.