She might be a super rich supermodel, but Kendall Jenner has her struggles, just like all of us. Opening up to i-D, Kendall detailed her ongoing struggles with panic attacks, anxiety and depression.
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“I used to be really angry,” Jenner shared. “I mean, you can literally find old videos of me screaming at the paparazzi for no reason, but also for a very obvious reason. I’m just a lot more at peace with things now. It’s hard to explain… it’s just something that you learn to live with, I guess.”
As part of her coping mechanisms, Kendall seeks solace in journaling, telling i-D, "It’s important to have a space that’s just for you where you can let out your happiness. Your anger, frustrations, and stress, the things that are freaking you out, the things that are making you happy and even just ideas.” Kendall confessed that her journal is an “old-fashioned” diary, noting, “It has a lock on it and I hide it, I lock it away, adding it’s “so, so secretive.”
Along with journaling, she makes time for reading, “I was having a panic attack two nights ago, and I was just like, ‘Oh, but you know what? I’m just going to pick up this book and try to forget,’” Kendall explained.
Those of us who kept up with the Kardashians, know Kendall has long been open about her battle with anxiety. But aside from talking about it on her family’s 20-seasoned-show, last year, Kendall also appeared on Vogue’s “Open Minded” series where she shared that she started experiencing panic attacks as a child.
"I've had times where I feel like I need to be rushed to the hospital because I think my heart's failing and I can't breathe and I need someone to help me," Jenner recalled. "Sometimes I think I'm dying. Sometimes parts of my body will go numb. And it can be really intense and scary.”
Also expressing how frustrating it can be when people to doubt her experience due to her privilege. And rightfully so as the two don’t correlate.
"There are going to be those people that say, 'Oh, OK, what does she have to worry about? What does she have to be anxious about?' and I'll never sit here and say that I'm not fortunate," she noted. "I know I live a very privileged, amazing lifestyle. I'm a very blessed girl.”
Check out Kendall's full interview with i-D here.
Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.