British model Cara Delevingne has revealed that she used to self harm to escape her mother Pandora's addiction to heroin. She explained in a new interview that she would often scratch herself until she bled and was extremely depressed.
She commented: "All of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out. I never cut, but I’d scratch myself to the point of bleeding. I just wanted to dematerialise and have someone sweep me away."
Cara even reveals that her mother still battles her addiction to this day and has never really recovered: "My mother's an amazingly strong person with a huge heart, and I adore her. But it's not something you get better from, I don't think. I know there are people who have stopped and are fine now, but not in my circumstance. She's still struggling."