British model turned actress Cara Delevingne has opened up on the subject of depression, revealing that she was previously prescribed medication from the age of 16. When she finally decided to stop taking the pills age 18, she noticed how suddenly everything changed, she lost her virginity and she found herself able to feel again: ''That week, I lost my virginity, I got into fights, I cried, I laughed. It was the best thing in the world to feel things again. And I get depressed still, but I would rather learn to figure it out myself than be dependent on meds, ever. I hate meds. I don't agree with them. It's so easy to abuse them.''
Cara explains that there was so much pressure on her as a teenager that she felt overwhelmed and suicidal: ''When it got to being a teenager, and all the hormones and the pressure and wanting to do well at school, I had a mental breakdown. I was suicidal. I couldn't deal with it any more. I realised how lucky I was and privileged I was, but all I wanted to do was die. I felt so guilty because of that and hated myself because of that, and then it's a cycle. I didn't want to exist anymore. I wanted for each molecule of my body to disintegrate. I wanted to die.''