Cara Delevigne Discusses Suicidal Thoughts and Self Harm.
“I was suicidal,” she continues. “I couldn’t deal with it any more. I realised how lucky and privileged I was, but all I wanted to do was die. 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.”
“I would run off to the woods and smoke a pack of cigarettes and then I would smash my head so hard into a tree because I just wanted to knock myself out.”
This isn’t the first time Delevingne has opened up about mental health – earlier this year, she spoke about her experience of depression and self-harm, and how her modelling career took off during a “particularly rough patch of self-hatred.”
While mental illness continues to be a struggle for many (1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, according to UK charity Mind), more and more people in the public eye are being honest about their struggles.
Words by Ted Stansfield