For a person who has created her fame thanks to social media, this does not come as shocking news. Kendall Jenner recently revealed her feelings about how social media has affected her mental health. The American model and star of 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' spoke candidly in a recent interview where she declared that now she calls the use of social media an addiction and leaves her feeling detached from the real world.
“There's just literally too much. I find that the more I'm looking at the screen, the more detached I feel with my own body or to what's happening right in front of me," she explained to mental health expert Dr. Jorge Partida for Vogue's project, Open Minded: Unpacking Anxiety, "My relationship with social media is a bit addictive right now, which I don't like and I'm not proud to say that, but I also feel like that's something that probably most of us can relate to."
Dr. Jorge Partida is the chief of psychology at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, and he listened to everything Kendall Jenner had to say about this issue, including that she does not like to feel like the need to have social media because she feels like she can't escape from it.
We could say that the Kardashian-Jenner clan created a monster, having all eyes on them thanks to their shows, projects, and let's face, their romantic scandals included too. However, Jenner declared that something that really frustrates her, and probably at some time in our life everyone can relate to her, is the false narratives she faces and watches over the internet. "The internet, I guess, bases things off of such small moments with no context. They don't know the before or the after and they'll take that and run with it and then completely judge you off of this one little thing." Kendall also remarks that because of social media, everything is highlighted or heightened whether is good or bad.
This is not the first time the model is open about her mental health, In the past, she declared in Good Morning America that she was really young when she started to feel like she could not breathe. A bunch of doctors examined her but nobody told her that it was anxiety what she was feeling. In fact, due to this, Kendall declared she turned into a real hypochondriac. "I've had times where I feel like I need to be rushed to the hospital because I think my heart's failing and I can't breathe and I need someone to help me," she said. "Sometimes I think I'm dying."