In a discussion with Dr. Ramani Durvasula for Vogue’s “Open Minded” series, Kendall Jenner opened up about her struggles with anxiety.
The supermodel said she remembers experiencing anxiety as early as eight years old.
“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 recalled.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said as her career began to skyrocket, her mental health took a toll and her anxiety has taken on physical symptoms too as she sometimes thinks she’s dying.
“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. 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”, Jenner said.
Jenner went on to say that despite the immense privilege she has grown up with and the blessed life she has, she still has a mind that she said is not always “happy” or “connecting.”
“I’m still a human being at the end of the day,” Jenner shared. “No matter what someone has or doesn’t have, it doesn’t mean that they don’t have real-life feelings and emotions.”
However, Dr. Durvasula gave her some tips for easing and preventing her panic attacks, including a plan for how she can use her body to put herself and others at ease.