I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks since I was a little girl. I wanted to dive deeper to better understand what i was feeling but more so, to share this information with others who may struggle too. I am excited for you to watch my 4 part series with Vogue Magazine – the first episode out now on their Youtube!
View this post on Instagram
The series follows Kendall as she opens up about the anxieties she’s had since childhood while talking to several experts in the psychology field to better understand what she’s going through.
She shares how she remembers when she was very young telling her Mam that she was always short of breath, and how she now knows it was anxiety. She also speaks about how she feels that being overworked and being in the constant spotlight has set her anxiety out of control and is the reason why she has been landed in hospital on more than one occasion because she couldn’t breathe.
However, even though she’s opening up about her struggles, she doesn’t want “pity“ from anyone and she also recognizes that she is very, very privileged. Again, showing her humble nature we love!
“I mean, there [are] going to be those people that say, like, “Oh, what does she have to worry about? What does she have to be anxious about?” I’ll never sit here and say that I’m not fortunate — I know I live a very privileged, amazing lifesyle; I’m a very blessed girl. [But] I still have [a brain], and that thing up there…is not always happy and it’s not always connecting...no matter what someone has or doesn’t have, that doesn’t mean they don’t have real-life feelings and emotions.”
In this first episode, Kendall sat down with Dr. Ramani, an LA-based clinical psychologist, to talk about her battle with social anxiety and hypochondria.
Kendall talked about how post-pandemic living and things starting to open up again is a trigger for her social anxiety. Something many of us can relate to!
Regardless, anxiety is a real thing that MILLIONS of people struggle with, so, at the end of the day, it’s pretty cool that one of the most followed people on social media/influential people out there is opening up about her struggles.
You can watch the first episode of Open-Minded: Understanding Anxiety with Kendall Jenner below x
Even though it may not feel like it, you’re not alone. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate.
Remember, the most amazing, compassionate, successful, and inspiring people we know are those who faced challenges, and managed to overcome them.
Hang in there, it will pass x
SPUN OUT: This is a one-stop shop for all mental health issues. The articles are very matter-of-fact, helpful and all bases are covered.
SAMARITANS: This helpline is open 24 hours a day and completely confidential. Call 116 123.
CHILDLINE: Helpline and online support, offering advice and support to young people under 18.
AWARE: Providing support and assistance to that section of society whose lives are affected by depression, bipolar disorder, postnatal depression, or suicidal thoughts.
TURN2ME: Support for anyone feeling anxious, sad, or lonely.
YOURMENTALHEALTH: Lots of information about Mental Health in Ireland.
If you would like to support us and the work that we do, you can donate below ❤