Cara Delevingne: ‘Speak Up For MENTAL ILLNESS’

Published on April 15, 2016

CARA DELEVINGNE is speaking up for mental illness once more.

Cara Delevingne

The model and actress recently admitted she suffers with depression, telling her Twitter followers of her battle with “self-hatred”. Chatting to E! News while promoting new movie Suicide Squad at CinemaCon, she explained why she was so open with her posts.

“Mental illness goes unseen, but hopefully, I don’t want it to be unheard. I want to speak up for it,” she shared.

“A lot of people I’ve loved in my life suffer from (depression), including myself… One of the main things is talking about it, using your voice.”

In a series of tweets posted in March (16), Cara addressed reports that she was quitting modelling because it made her unhappy.

Instead of trying to sugar-coat the situation, the 23-year-old was completely honest with her struggles.

“Can we just set the record straight…I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything,” she stated. “I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred.

“I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself.

“I am focusing on filming and trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw. I am really good at that. Okay…. Rant over. Just wanted to clarify and word vomit a little…

“I never quit.”

Cara Delevingne

As well as a hectic modelling and acting schedule, London-born star Cara is also an aspiring singer. When E! asked her which vocation is the hardest, she admitted music was proving a tough nut to crack.

“Definitely not modelling,” she laughed. “Music will always be my hardest challenge. It’s something that is very personal and I’m still getting over elements of that for myself so if that ever happens – which I don’t know if it will – that may the hardest thing to do.”