I had moments when I didnt want to carry on: Cara Delevingne bravely discusses her teenage battle with depression …

| October 12, 2017
She’s been candid in her discussing her battle with depression as a teenager. And Cara Delevingne , 25, has once again bravely opened up about her mental health struggles on Monday’s instalment of This Morning as she admitted she had moments when she ‘had moments when she didn’t want to carry on’. The model-turned-actress was on the morning stalwart to discuss her debut novel Mirror, Mirror when she was asked about a comments she made in a recent interview with The Edit when she likened being a teenager to feeling like she was on ‘a rollercoaster to hell’. Scroll down for video Honest: Cara Delevingne, 25, has once again bravely opened up about her mental health struggles on Monday’s instalment of This Morning as she admitted she had moments when she ‘had moments when she didn’t want to carry on’ Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she discussed her past teenage experiences and how she overcame her dark days.  ‘I’m not in hell now,’ she said. ‘The things that stick with all of us the most are the darker times, the more traumatic times.’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next They already have their Romeos! Romantic Katie Holmes enjoys… She’s still daddy’s girl! In-demand model Kaia Gerber, 16,… ‘Beautiful!’ Sarah Jessica-Parker sends social media wild as… Lettuce turn that frown upside down! Judy Finnegan looks… Share this article Share 214 shares ‘Those are some of the points I remember the most. I didn’t know how to communicate my emotions. I was very ashamed of the way I felt. I had a very privileged upbringing, I was very lucky, I went to an amazing school.’ She admitted: ‘(But) I had depression and I had moments when I didn’t want to carry on. And then the guilt of feeling that way and not being able to tell anyone because I shouldn’t feel that way and I shouldn’t feel bad. It’s the guilt.’  Frank: The model-turned-actress was on the morning stalwart to discuss her debut novel Mirror, Mirror when she was asked about a comments she made in a recent interview with The Edit when she likened being a teenager to feeling like she was on ‘a rollercoaster to hell’ ‘That’s what I want to be for teenagers, not necessarily a role model, but someone who has been through it and come out the other side.’  The catwalk star was referring to comments she gave in an interview recently in which she opened up about her depression battle during her younger and admitted she ‘hated’ herself so much she’s ‘didn’t want to be alive anymore’.  She told the publication: ‘I hated myself for being depressed, I hated feeling depressed, I hated feeling. I was very good at disassociating from emotion completely. And all the time I was second-guessing myself, saying something and then hating myself for saying it. ‘I didn’t understand what was happening apart from the fact that I didn’t want to be alive anymore. I wish I could have given myself a hug. I wish I’d known that I was still in there somewhere, that I wasn’t my own worst enemy, that I wasn’t trapped. Strength: Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, she discussed her past teenage experiences and how she overcame her dark days ‘I’m not in hell now’: She began: ‘I’m not in hell now. The things that stick with all of us the most are the darker times, the more traumatic times’ ‘Guilt’: She admitted: ‘(But) I had depression and I had moments when I didn’t want to carry on. And then the guilt of feeling that way and not being able to tell anyone because I shouldn’t feel that way and I shouldn’t feel bad. It’s the guilt Adding: ‘That if you can hold on for dear life – because being a teenager can feel like you’re on a rollercoaster to hell, that’s what it honestly felt like to me – you can get through it.’  Cara’s debut fiction novel follows outsiders Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi and their attempt to battle their personal and family issues while finding solace in their newly-formed band, Mirror Mirror.  The British beauty – who has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle and Esquire – revealed she learned that being vulnerable isn’t a weakness but a strength in the face of depression and reflected on how important it is to discuss your emotions.  Joined by her canine companion Leo, she began: ‘I have been very open about my time and troubles as a teenager… You feel so much at that point. I felt it was my duty to write a book. ‘Vulnerable’: The British beauty – who has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle and Esquire – revealed she learned that being vulnerable isn’t a weakness but a strength in the face of depression and reflected on how important it is to discuss your emotions ‘Duty’: Joined by her canine companion Leo, she began: ‘I have been very open about my time and troubles as a teenager… You feel so much at that point. I felt it was my duty to write a book’ ‘For me, it was realising that I shouldn’t be ashamed of feeling these things and that I wasn’t alone. Everyone goes through these things and being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness and showing your emotions and being honest about it.  She continued: ‘That’s why, more and more, mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s exactly the same thing as being physically sick. When you keep all those things inside and bottle them up, it makes you ill.  ‘It was important to highlight those things.’  If you are struggling with mental health or any issues discussed, please call Samaritans on 116 123 or find out more information here . Reflecting: She continued: ‘That’s why, more and more, mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s exactly the same thing as being physically sick. When you keep all those things inside and bottle them up, it makes you ill’

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