Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Her Depression For A Very Worthwhile Reason

While she's built a career as a supermodel, Cara Delevingne can double as a role model. She's been vocal about her struggles with mental health issues. And as she's said herself, she's proof that it's possible to work through those feelings of self doubt and find success. In her new interview with Elle, Delevingne opens up about her depression and why she's shared the story with her fans. The reason is pretty awesome. The 23-year-old explained,

She's right, teen years are undeniably rough and dealing with the aforementioned struggles can only exacerbate things. If opening up and sharing her story helps even one person feel less alone, that makes it worth it. Back in March, Delevingne first tweeted about her depression and explained why she had taken a hiatus from modeling. In a worthwhile move, she focused on self-care first. This sends the message that it's OK to take a break and put your own mental health first.

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As for how exactly she copes with her depression, Delevingne also talked to Elle about how much she enjoys yoga. The Suicide Squad star said,

It's great that yoga has been a healthy way for the actor to keep her emotions in check. Whether or not that's the solution for others is not really the point; instead, it shows that, as she said herself, she "somehow came through the other end." Mental illness affects one in five people, yet it's a subject that tends to get swept under the rug. By breaking down those barriers and starting a conversation, stars like Delevingne may help others feel more comfortable speaking out. If seeing big-name celebs share their stories, it could potentially inspire people to get help who need it.

Regardless, Delevingne's dedication to helping teens is admirable. And hopefully she keeps talking about depression — lessening the stigma a little bit each time.