Kendall Jenner opened up about the ways she looks after her mental health. Speaking with i-D, the supermodel shared that she still deals with panic attacks, depression, and feelings of anxiety.
As part of her coping mechanisms, Kendall has started keeping a journal, 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.” She confessed that her journal is an “old-fashioned” diary that she locks and puts away when she’s not using it.
Along with journaling, she makes time for reading, and if you’ve spent any amount of time on BookTok, you’re likely already familiar with her current go-to read. “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,'” she said, adding that she’s in the midst of reading Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us.
She admitted that reading is a “great form of therapy and form of distraction,” saying, “I just love having things that are for me and no one else, you know? I feel like reading is one of those things.”
The interview wasn’t the first time that Kendall has spoken of struggles with anxiety. She previously appeared on Good Morning America to share that she had dealt with panic attacks privately for years.
Durning that time, she relied on the help of her mom, Kris Jenner, saying, “She took me to a bunch of doctors just to make sure it was all OK physically, and I was. No one ever told me that I had anxiety. Maybe like three years ago, four years ago, it came back completely full-on and I would have crazy panic attacks. Finally, I got the information that I needed about it.”
Kendall definitely took the right step in opening up to a trusted adult about how she was feeling. Anxiety’s physical symptoms can present differently in everyone, but you don’t have to struggle alone. There are numerous ways of coping with feelings of anxiety and depression, and whether you choose to read, meditate, or seek out the help of a trusted professional is entirely your choice.
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