The 23-year-old has shared some honest truths about her experience with depression...
Cara Delevingne is definitely a gal that likes to keep it real.
And, as you may have noticed, she’s everywhere at the moment, what with her new film Suicide Squad premiering in possibly every city on the planet.
However, she isn’t just bringing major fashion inspo (although, admittedly, that is a pretty big factor), as Cara recently got very real about her experience with depression and losing her virginity.
Speaking to Esquire, Cara discussed the reasons she decided to stop taking anti-depressants as an 18-year-old.
Now 23, Cara tells the publication that she began to feel suicidal aged 16. However, she decided to stop taking her anti-depressants two years later to be able to ‘feel things again’.
The model-turned-actress explains: ‘That week [I stopped taking anti-depressants], I lost my virginity, I got into fights, I cried, I laughed. It was the best thing in the world to feel things again.’
Cara continues: ‘I get depressed still, but I would rather learn to figure it out myself than be dependent on meds, ever. I hate meds. I don’t agree with them. It’s so easy to abuse them.’
Talking of her experience with depression, she says: ‘I was suicidal. I couldn’t deal with it any more. I realised how lucky I was 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.’
However, Cara has also shared that she’s currently in a really good place with girlfriend St Vincent, explaining: ‘This [relationship] feels different. When you find a real love you look back on the other loves you’ve had and you’re like: “Ooh, that was a bit destructive.”‘
We’re glad to hear it, Cara.