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Cara Delevingne Gets Candid About Her Battle with Depression

Cara Delevingne is an actress and a model, most recently known for her role in the movie Paper Towns. This movie is based on a book written by John Green, who also wrote the story The Fault in Our Stars.  Delevingne recently attended The Women in the World Summit in London. At this event Delevingne opened up about her battle with depression. People who are in the media are often portrayed as human beings who rarely struggle.

In the below video Delevigne discusses that her battle started at the age of 15 when she had thoughts of suicide. She took a break from school and received help from therapists and anti-depressants.  When she was 17 she dropped out of school, and went into modeling. During her first year she was not successful.  In the video Delevingne says, "In our culture we are told that if we are beautiful, if we are skinny, if we are successful, famous, if we fit in, if everyone loves us that we'll be happy. But that's not entirely true." 

Once her career took off she started to discover other ways to manage her depression. She turned to writing and yoga as helpful ways to manage her depression. 

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Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.