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Cara Delevingne urges depression sufferers to seek help

Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is encouraging depression sufferers to seek help.

The British catwalk star revealed last week (ends03Apr16) that she has the disorder and had hit a particularly hard time when she was working as a high fashion model.


She has now spoken out about the condition again to highlight how important help is to somebody struggling with a mental health problems.


Cara uploaded a poster which had been created by her fans on Instagram. In the background, the silhouette of a person with their head in their hands can be seen, while in the foreground, a message reads, "Depression is a MENTAL DISORDER, NOT a sign of being weak of a joke...


"Globally, an estimated 350 million people of ALL ages suffer from depression... It feels like being a prisoner to your own thoughts, living in a body that wants to survive with a mind that tries to die.


"EVEN THE DARKEST NIGHT WILL END AND THE SUN WILL RISE SO... If you're struggling, look for HELP."


In the caption, Cara wrote, "Inspiring words... never been ashamed to ask for help" interspersed with a series of heart emojis.


The 23-year-old revealed her depression battle in a series of tweets last week after it was announced she was fronting a new Saint Laurent campaign following news she had ditched modelling for good.


"I never said I was quitting modelling," she tweeted. "I do not blame the fashion industry for anything... I suffer from depression and was a model during a particularly rough patch of self hatred... 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."


Cara is still focusing on her acting career and will next be seen in upcoming antihero movie Suicide Squad, which is released on 5 August (16) in the U.K. and U.S.