The Paper Towns star reveals she was put on medication, but still struggled to get out of bed in the mornings. "The worst thing was that I knew I was a lucky girl, and the fact that you would rather be dead...you just feel so guilty for those feelings, and it's this vicious circle," she explains. The 22-year-old recalls a time she contemplated suicide while alone in an NYC apartment, saying: "I was like, I need to decide whether I love myself as much as I love the idea of death."
Luckily, Cara is much happier these days thanks to her romance with St. Vincent singer Annie Clark.
"I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I'm feeling so happy with who I am these days," Cara shares. "And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle."
We're so glad Cara's found love and happiness, and that she decided to be open about her depression. She's certainly not alone!