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Cara Delevingne on Therapy and Recovery Cycle

Model-actress Cara Delevingne has been battling multiple mental illnesses and is learning to escape insidious cycles of bad behavior.


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It is normal to feel disheartened when we succumb to our bad habits or when we relapse. When will it end? How do I carry on and try again?

A Lifelong Battle

Cara is a person in recovery battling depression, anxiety, and addiction, and she is living with disabilities, DCD and ADHD. The international celebrity is definitely not a stranger to the tumultuous recovery journey.

Let It Out

In an interview with Vogue, Cara was candid about the root of her struggles. 

Photo via Vogue

“Whether it was anxiety or depression, it was all a result of not speaking about my feelings, not knowing how to process emotions,” Delevingne observed.

“I would never talk about things that were going on in my life… I wasn’t able to be vulnerable because I would hold it all in until the seams split, and I was a mess.”

Although it seems daunting, talking it out can help alleviate the situation. This can be to a trusted friend, family member, or loved one.

A Journey Worth Taking

But there are no quick fixes with mental health.

Unfortunately, no single dose of medication or heart-to-heart conversation can ‘cure’ anyone. Especially with cyclical mental health issues or episodes, recovery can be a winding, lengthy road.

“Of course I want things to be instant, but I’ve had to dig deeper,” the celebrity admitted.

Something To Consider

Cara had tried Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization, and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). One activity that seemed to help above all else was yoga.

Cara Delevingne modeling her yoga clothing line with PUMA
Photo via PUMA Official Employee Magazine

No ‘One Size Fits All’

“Yoga was really the first thing that helped me….There’s just a groundedness and a stability which I’ve never had in my entire life,” Cara shared.

Cara urges fans and followers to consider one or more forms of therapy to treat their own episodic struggles. She believes everyone can (and should!) benefit from a therapeutic activity or therapy model that works best for them.

 

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