“Like my heart is failing and I can’t breathe and I need like someone to help me. Sometimes I think I’m dying.”
Kendall Jenner just opened up about her anxiety and how it’s manifested as scary physical symptoms for her over the years in her new Vogue Series, Open Minded. Let’s get into it.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and Kendall Jenner is sharing her mental health journey on her brand new Vogue series, Open Minded: Understanding Anxiety with Kendall Jenner.
In the series, Kendall opens up about the anxieties she’s had since childhood while talking to several experts in the psychology field to understand better what she’s going through in hopes of helping others. “I am a little nervous just being kind of open about what I struggle with.”
In her post about the show, Kendall wrote, “I have struggled with anxiety and panic attacks since I was a little girl. I wanted to dive deeper to better understand what i was feeling but more so, to share this information with others who may struggle too.”
Before we go any further, I just wanted to issue a trigger warning that we will be discussing topics like mental health, anxiety, panic attacks, and more, so please only continue watching if you feel comfortable doing so.
Kendall started off the series by discussing her anxiety manifesting as physical symptoms like shortness of breath when she was as young as eight years old. And over time, the physical symptoms from her anxiety only worsened. “I’ve had times where I feel like I need to be rushed to the hospital because I think that like my heart is failing and I can’t breathe and I need like someone to help me. Sometimes I think I’m dying.”
Kendall recalled specific “really intense and scary” moments when her anxiety would cause parts of her body to go completely numb. So in episode one, Kendall sat down with Dr. Ramani, an LA-based clinical psychologist, to discuss her battle with social anxiety and hypochondria.
Kendall discussed her physical anxiety symptoms were getting so severe that she’s seen doctors to try to figure out what’s wrong. “So I’ve like literally gone to doctors because that’s how bad it gets for me to where I’m like something is literally wrong.” And Kendall and Dr. Ramani also discussed how this past year has brought about new kinds of anxiety, including social anxiety, from being in isolation for so long.
“If I go to a 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.” Kendall also took a moment to address the critics who she knows will call her out, saying things like, “what does she have to be anxious about her life is perfect, she’s a huge celebrity.”
“I know I live a very privileged amazing lifestyle, I’m a very blessed girl, but I still have one of these. You know what I mean?” And throughout the conversation with Dr. Ramani, Kendall even revealed that while her anxiety can be debilitating at times, she’s actually found a way to be grateful for it too.
“I consider it a beautiful thing in a way, and I like that I am really aware of my body and my mind and I know it can sometimes get the best of me but I think like but I like that I’m in tune.” Anxiety is something that millions upon millions of people struggle with, and we’re so glad Kendall is using her massive platform to discuss it openly.
Both fans and Kendall’s inner circle shared how proud they are for being so vulnerable to this project. Kylie commented on Kendall’s post, writing, “i love this kenny.” This fan wrote, “I hope she is able to overcome her anxiety its hard to deal with it celebrity or not.”
And this person chimed in, saying, “As someone who deals with anxiety and depression I’m glad that she’s using her platform to talk about this! I know it’s hard but even one person sharing their story can make a world of difference,” And we couldn’t agree more.
Thanks to Kendall for sharing her story; if you want more on Kendall Jenner, stick around for more updated news. Also, let us know down in the comments below about what you think of Kendall’s new series and her honesty about her own experience with anxiety.