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MILLENNIAL MINDSET: Kendall Jenner and Lana Del Rey open up about anxiety

Publication date: May 11, 2018 Author: Gem Sofianos

Kendall Jenner and Lana Del Rey open up about anxiety

Kendall Jenner, of Kardashian fame, and singer Lana Del Rey have opened up about their mental health and how they cope with anxiety.

The two were chatting over the phone for Jenner’s first ever ELLE US cover story, discussing her family and mental health, touching on the famous Kardashian sister’s struggles with anxiety.

‘It’s interesting; ever since I said something about being anxious, a lot of people in the spotlight have come to me, being like, “Oh my God, me too!” There’s this community. I take what they do to help themselves and piece it together to find what helps me,’ Jenner told Del Rey.

The singer, also opened up about her own mental health. ‘I haven’t spoken that much about my anxiety over the years,’ Del Rey, told Jenner. ‘But one of the cool things that’s come up is the focus on self-care. I do meditations for joy and happiness and try not to spread myself too thin.’

Jenner told ELLE she has started practicing Transcendental Meditation and winds down at night like the rest of us.. with a bit of Netflix.

‘When I’m about to fall asleep, I’ll put on Trailer Park Boys. I love it; it’s so stupid,’ Jenner explained, adding that a friend also has a healer who ‘just hangs out at the house for good energy. I got such an amazing vibe from him. I was like, You need to be around me now.’

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Website dedicated to provide mental health support for performers

A website is being launched to provide mental health support by a performer who believes the issue has been ‘grossly neglected by the industry’.

Speaking to The Stage, Alice Brockway said she is setting up ‘Playing Sane’ following her experience of working in theatre, where she says ‘mental health problems are widespread’.

‘After engaging with some work the Royal Exchange in Manchester was doing on actors with disabilities, I realised that mental health in actors has been grossly neglected from all sides and decided to do something about it,’ she told The Stage.

‘Actors trade in emotions, yet we don’t have any best-practice guidelines and there is little support for people dealing with mental illness.’

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‘Why I consciously delayed seeking mental health treatment’ 

Student Maryam Pasha shares her experiences with mental health problems and why she delayed seeking help.

“No, you don’t” is a phrase I hear very often. Each time I’ve been brave enough to voice any of my struggles in the past, be they physical or mental, I am simply told they do not exist. I knew from a young age that talking to my mother about my mental health was not an option. I could not express myself, she just didn’t believe me. Talking to her is something I simply cannot do.

‘In some Pakistani communities, there is a disbelief around mental health. I have known people who have attempted suicide and were still not taken seriously by their families and communities. Even if a person were to seek mental health assistance, it is not something one would ever be encouraged to speak about. Depression simply isn’t real and anxiety disorders are most definitely a “white person thing”. Any other mental illness is practically unknown. All you can do is keep quiet, continue with your life, and hope things don’t get too bad.’

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