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Cara Delevingne reveals battle with depression

Cara Delevingne has revealed her battle with depression in a series of candid tweets.

The 23-year-old British model revealed her struggle online following her return to the modelling with a new Saint Laurent campaign this week.


The high-end advertising campaign by the Parisian label took many fashion fans by surprise as it was believed Cara had quit modelling last year (15) to focus on her film career.


This was something the star sought to clear up in a series of heartfelt tweets on Thursday (31Mar16).


"Can we just set the record straight," she began. "I never said I was quitting modeling. I do not blame the fashion industry for anything.


"I suffer from depression," she explained, "and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred.


The mental health condition which causes prolonged periods poor self esteem and low mood, is often triggered by stressful life events, but the star was keen to point out her modelling career was not to blame.


Despite telling British newspaper The Times last year (15) she was quitting modelling because it made her feel "hollow" the star revealed: "I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself."


In the personal posts, which the model-turned-actress described as a "word vomit", she revealed she will continue to focus on her acting career and work on trying to stop picking herself apart.


Cara had her first lead role in indie movie Paper Towns last year (Aug15) and has a spate of new films out this year, including a cameo in the highly anticipated Jennifer Saunders helmed comedy Absolutely Fabulous.


As the new face of Saint Laurent's La Collection De Paris collection, shot in New York City last month (Mar16), it seems the star is still managing to balance the demands of both careers.


The glamorous ad campaign includes stunning black and white photographs of Cara with slicked back hair, wearing a slimline tuxedo, an '80s inspired sequined dress with a high-waisted belt and a high-glam fur coat.