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    Posted on 1 Apr 2016

    Cara Delevingne Has Opened Up About Living With Mental Illness In A Series Of Tweets

    "I am trying to learn how to not pick apart my every flaw."

    Cara Delevingne has opened up about her mental health after tweeting that she suffers from depression.

    Delevingne's tweets started after she wanted to set the record straight about modeling.

    The 23-year-old told followers she never said she was quitting, despite telling The Times last year she's "not doing fashion work anymore."

    She added that she doesn't blame the industry, most likely referring to an essay she penned for Motto.

    Twitter: @Caradelevingne

    In the essay she wrote: "I found myself surrendering to the industry’s approval process. I felt like I needed validation from everyone. As a result, I lost sight of myself and what it meant to be happy, what it meant to be successful."

    Delevingne has previously spoken about her struggle with depression at the 2015 Women in the World Summit.

    Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images

    "I think I pushed myself so far [at school] that I got to the point where I had a mental breakdown … I was completely suicidal, I didn't want to live any more. I thought that I was completely alone. I also realised how lucky I was, and what a wonderful family and wonderful friends I had, but that didn't matter. I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better to me than death."

    Delevingne ended her series of tweets by linking to this picture on her Instagram.

    If you are in a crisis in Australia, see a list of resources here. If you are based in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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