The interview is revealing and I’m here for it because anytime someone on Cara’s level of fame talks about mental illness, we chip away at the social stigma surrounding it. In her interview with Rupert Everett, the model-singer-actress talks about a time in her life when she was depressed, felt disconnected and struggled with inner conflicts in a very honest way. And all I could think as I was watching such a public demonstration of honesty and authenticity was, thank you!
The poem she wrote as a teen battling with depression reminded me of this quote:
The most common lie is, “I’m fine.”
The underlying problem many procrastinators and others who can’t seem to stick to healthy habits have, I believe, is some type of untreated mental health condition or mood disorder. I hope with high profile people like Cara sharing their experiences, more silent sufferers will seek help and we begin to destigmatize mental illness.