Kendall Jenner has started to open up about her struggles when it comes to anxiety and panic attacks. In Vogue’s new series, Open Minded, she discusses with Dr. Ramani Durvasula and voices her anxiety issues. Kendall also mentioned that she remembers experiencing anxiety from the age of as early as eight.
“I remember being really young – I’d say 8, 9, 10 – and having shortness of breath and going to my mom and telling her that,” Jenner said on the show.
The supermodel said that her mental health only got worse as her career became more successful.
“I think being overworked and being in the situation that I’m in now is kind of what set it out of control in a way,” she said.
Kendall also revealed that her anxiety has physical symptoms too. Our hearts broke when she said how she sometimes thinks she’s dying in the middle of an anxiety attack.
She told Vogue: “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. Sometimes, I think I’m dying.”
The 25-years old star also said that even though she enjoyed the immense privilege and a blessed life while growing up, she still has a mind that frequently told her otherwise. As a result, she was not always “happy” or “connecting” with everybody else around her.
She believes that she may have a lot, but she is still a human at the end of the day. According to her, it doesn’t matter what a person has or doesn’t have- they still experience real-life feelings and emotions.
Amid California’s stay-at-home orders, Jenner has enjoyed spending time alone and working less. However, she is anxious about COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and returning to life like it was before the pandemic. “If I go to a dinner or if I see a few more of my friends than I’m used to seeing throughout this last year, that gives me anxiety,” she explained.
Dr. Durvasula helped the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star by offering tips for easing and avoiding anxiety attacks. He also discussed a plan for using her body to put herself and others around her at ease.