Cara Delevingne talks about mental illness in new novel

The 25-year-old actor, who suffered from depression as a teenager, explores the themes of substance abuse, abusive parents and other issues which affect mental health in her new young adult

By Author   |   Published: 13th Oct 2017   12:22 am
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne believes it is necessary to talk about mental illness and this is the reason she decided to include the subject in her new novel Mirror, Mirror.

The 25-year-old actor, who suffered from depression as a teenager, explores the themes of substance abuse, abusive parents and other issues which affect mental health in her new young adult novel.

“I think it’s really important that in this book, and generally, that mental illness is talked about. I think my depression came from a mixture of things, whether it was from pressure from not only myself, but to do well in school, from my parents to get good grades, and to be someone I thought I was that I wasn’t,” said the actor.

“You bottle so much up, you end up going mad. When you bottle emotions up that’s when it leads to (your) downfall,” said Delevingne.

The Paper Towns actor says she still wishes that she was more aware of mental health during her hard times.