Kendall Jenner Opens about Her Anxiety Experience, Says 'Sometimes I Think I'm Dying'
World-renowned American model Kendall Jenner has everything she needs and is a very fortunate girl. But, much like any other human being, she also has to deal with issues and work on solving those. Speaking more specifically, the issue that she is going through right now is anxiety.
However, it is not the first time she has had an anxiety issue as she is dealing with it since she was a child. While talking with psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula for Vogue's "Open Minded" series, Jenner opened up about suffering from anxiety when she was very young. She stated that she used to have shortness of breath during childhood and used to tell her mother about that.
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.
Continuing her chat, she mentioned that she didn’t know what was happening to her back then, but now she knows that it was anxiety. Then, she added, “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.”
In addition to that, the supermodel also opened up on how she has been in situations in which she has felt the need to be rushed to the hospital as she believed that her heart is failing, she could not breathe, and she needs someone to help her. Her statement continued as she said;
Sometimes I think I'm dying. Sometimes parts of my body will go numb. It can be really intense and scary.
After giving such an insight into her anxiety issues, the reality TV personality addressed those who might wonder “Oh, OK, what does she have to worry about? What does she have to be anxious about?” While addressing that, she first said that she will never sit here and say that she is not fortunate. Afterward, she told that she knows she lives a very privileged and amazing lifestyle and is a very blessed girl.
Then, she pointed to her head and said that she still has one of those and is still a human being at the end of the day. The tequila entrepreneur added;
No matter what someone has or doesn't have, it doesn't mean that they don't have real-life feelings and emotions.
During the same conversation, the socialite also affirmed that she had a great time being isolated during the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as she was always working and being around many people before the lockdown.
However, now that the lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions are slowly being lifted, Jenner fears that her anxiety might increase. She also admitted that she feels anxious about returning to a normal lifestyle and she might get anxious if she goes to dinner or sees more people than she is used to seeing during the lockdown.
If I go to dinner or if I see a few more of my friends than I'm used to seeing throughout this last year, that gives me anxiety.
Later on, Jenner and Dr. Ramani Durvasula had a good conversation on the same topic.
The video concluded with Dr. Durvasula saying a few words that read “From this pandemic if we go too quickly from being locked in, to throwing ourselves right back out there, especially for people with anxiety, they're going to get the 'psychological bends.’ You have to ease yourself into it. We're all learning our skills again that we lost.”