CARA Delevingne has admitted she “didn’t want to carry on” as she opened up about suicidal thoughts and her “guilt” over having depression.
Speaking on today’s This Morning, the model turned actress spoke about her “dark and traumatic teenage years” during a wide ranging chat with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.
She said: “I’m not in hell now. The things that stick with all of us the most are the darker times, the more traumatic times.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
Cara has penned a teen novel, Mirror, Mirror, which was inspired by her battle with depression and felt as though it was her “duty” to write such a book.
She added: “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.”
Cara also told of how both her and her dog have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The 25-year-old model revealed she and her pet pooch Leo both have the disorder – a group of behavioural symptoms which include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Speaking about the white husky crossbreed, she said: “He’s got ADHD like I have.”
Leo was running all over the studio and jumped up on the sofa next to Cara during her interview slot, but fortunately there weren’t any mishaps.
Cara recently took her cute canine to a Chanel show and he urinated on the runway.
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