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In revealing the struggles during her meteoric modelling success, Cara had plenty of advice for other young women.

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Cara Delevingne has opened up about her prolonged fight with depression, claiming that writing and yoga helped turn her life around.

The model-turned-actress said that she had felt “completely suicidal and alone” and wanted “the world to swallow me up” during her school years.

She said part of her recovery was learning how to say no and “not doing anything for anyone else apart from yourself”.

Cara Delevingne speaks at the Women in the World event
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Of her frantic modelling career the 23-year-old said: ”I had no concept of saying no to anyone, ever. In life you should always experience things but you should say no. It’s more about being in control and not being a puppet.

“Because after a while I just started to get sick and got this horrible thing, psoriasis.

She said she saw herself like an alien while experiencing the skin condition and felt “more disconnected from myself than I think I ever had”.

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BT: Cara Delevingne tells of her fight with depression and how yoga turned her life around

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