Christina Pellegrini
Updated Sep 30, 2017 @ 9:47 am
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On the outside, it seems that Cara Delevingne has a perfect life. She’s a wildly successful model, actress, and now author. But things aren’t always as they appear. In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit, Delevingne opened up about her past depression and suicidal thoughts.

It’s impossible to know what depression looks like. No matter how good things look from the outside, you can’t tell if someone is suffering on the inside. And it’s more common than you might think: As many as 350 million people struggle with some form of depression, and it doesn’t discriminate.

Delevingne bravely opened up about her struggle.

The actress heartbreakingly said that her depression often devolved into self-loathing.

A lot of it stemmed from her childhood, a time when she felt “weird or different.”

These emotions are something she delves into in her new YA book. It’s called Mirror, Mirror, and it’s about four teenagers that don’t quite fit in.

Thankfully, Delevingne worked through the worst parts of her depression.

We’re happy to hear that Delevingne has made so much progress in finding inner happiness. Hopefully, anyone who might be struggling with these same feelings might find some relief through her book.