Kendall Jenner has spoken out about the high price of fame and impact on her mental health in a candid new interview. The 22-year-old model and reality TV star revealed that she has spent many sleepless nights as a result of anxiety.
"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 Cara Delevingne for Harper’s Bazaar’s February cover story.
"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. You go online and you see everyone saying the worst things to each other, and it’s hard to stay positive. It’s hard not to get eaten alive by all the negativity."
This is not the first time Jenner has gotten candid about experiencing panic attacks, exacerbated by her celebrity status.
“Anxiety was a huge hurdle for me to deal with this past year (and security concerns didn’t help), but I think I’m finally learning how to cope,” the 22-year-old posted on her app in 2016.
Kendall has been in the public eye since 2007 when Keeping Up with the Kardashians was first launched.
If you or someone you know needs help, you can speak confidentially to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day at headspace.org.au or Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800.