Kendall Jenner is opening up about her struggle with anxiety.
In her cover interview with Love Magazine, Jenner revealed how her battle with mental health affected her modeling career. "Last season I didn’t do any shows," she said. "Just 'cause I was working in LA and I was like 'Oof, I can’t right now -- I’m gonna go crazy.'" So, the model chose to prioritize her health, and opted to not walk the runways for the fall/winter season for Paris Fashion Week.
She later returned to the runway in June during Milan Men's Fashion Week, however, she stands by her decision to take a break. "I was on the verge of a mental breakdown,” she shared.
Kendall Jenner in Versace during the men & women's spring/summer 2019 collection fashion show in Milan in June. (Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)
She also revealed how grateful she is to have the life she does, though she does acknowledge its drawbacks: “I live a very extraordinary life. I wouldn't change it for the world but there are days where I wish I could walk outside and nothing would be like it is right now."
#KendallJenner photographed by #AlasdairMcLellan and #KatieGrand for her #LOVE20 cover. "I live a very extraordinary life. I wouldn't change it for the world but there are days where I wish I could walk outside and nothing would be like it is right now."#happytenthbirthdaylove pic.twitter.com/1Wipbtlppo— LOVE MAGAZINE (@THELOVEMAGAZINE) July 24, 2018
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has previously spoken out about her struggles with mental health. In January, she revealed that she experiences “full-on panic attacks.”
"I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks," she told Harper’s Bazaar. "Where do I even start? Everything is so horrible, it’s hard to name one thing. I just think that the world needs so much love. I wish I had the power to send Cupid around the planet, as cheesy as that sounds."
Luckily, Jenner has found ways to manage her anxiety. "I definitely don't look at comments. I think Instagram is still a fun place for the most part. I like going on and seeing what people are up to, but I mostly follow stupid accounts with pictures of puppies and little baby animals and people saving animals," she revealed in her January interview. "Forget about Twitter, which is so not fun these days. It just makes me sad."
Jenner graces Love’s 10th Anniversary Issue for Autumn/Winter 2018.
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