Chrissy Teigen is getting candid about her mental health.
The model and social media star is on the cover of the new issue of PorterEdit, talking about everything from depression to her beloved Twitter presence.
Speaking about going through depression, Teigen reveals that she was prescribed medication at a pretty young age.
“I was prescribed Lexapro [an antidepressant] when I was a teenager, and then I just quit cold turkey, not thinking it was a real thing,” she says. “I thought everyone had problems like mine, like it was part of life.”
After the birth of her daughter Luna, her mental health issues got worse, and even though she had a lot of support Teigen says she still had a hard time dealing with it.
“I felt bad [about having postpartum depression] because we had so many resources. John was great and helpful,” she says. “My mom was here… I was embarrassed.”
Teigen uses her social media presence as a platform to be real about her life and shares her own experience with motherhood that is relatable.
But, the influencer admits that sometimes she goes off in ways she maybe shouldn’t on her socials.
“Everything ‘big’ I’ve ever said was just heat of the moment and sometimes very regrettable,” she explains. “I just pop off too quick. Honestly, it’s good to learn that’s not necessarily the way to go every time.”
Teigen reveals she doesn’t let online trolls get to her and when she comes across negative comments directed at her, she stops reading.
“Sometimes I will scroll through [comments] and I will just keep reading and reading the positive ones until I find something negative. And then I’ll stop, and I’ll be mad. Or sad. And I’m like, ‘Why did I keep going? There’s no point in that,'” Teigen says. “There’s always going to be that person, no matter whose page you go to. The women I love and look up to have that s**t, too… It’s funny when everyone thinks you’re so tough and things just roll off your back and you don’t care. It’s good to care. I think you should want to be a respected, liked person. And it sucks when people don’t like you. It makes you realize the power words have.”