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The most recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians showed Kendall Jenner freaking out and left Kris worried that she might need to drive Kendall to the hospital.
Anxiety issues can be serious, and Kendall’s opened up about her struggles the past.
But now she’s revealing exactly how bad things get — and how she’s learned to cope.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians showed a concerned momager Kris Jenner, after speaking to a distraught Kendall who was suffering from an anxiety attack, explain Kendall’s situation.
“Kendall struggles from anxiety, and I think she has so much going on that she gets herself really worked up.”
Some people think that more people face anxiety disorders than ever, but it seems more likely that people are seeking treatment and talking about their struggles instead of quietly self-medicating.
“Kendall gets the most anxious during fashion week, or when she’s traveling a lot.”
That makes a lot of sense. Those are extremely high-pressure situations. Especially for someone with Kendall’s fame.
“Trying to juggle it all is overwhelming.”
When Kendall learns that she is not anemic — as she had believed that she was — Kris affectionately points out that Kendall is often healthier than she believes.
“I think you think you have everything.”
“Since I was a kid, I’ve always been a hypochondriac.”
Hypochondria, of course, is an obsession with the idea of having a serious but undiagnosed medical condition. Many people use the term for people who constantly assume the worst about symptoms, or even for people who are germophobes.
“I’ve always been the worst hypochondriac. But now I have to try and be a big girl.”
Kendall then speaks about certain, specific causes for anxiety.
“There’s a lot that happened this past year, starting with like, Kim’s robbery.”
We all think about the trauma that Kim endured. It’s the sort of horror that can transform a person’s life — or even ruin it. But Kim’s family was obviously affected by it.
“Then I got robbed, and I had my stalkers. That’s why I don’t really like going out anymore.”
It sounds like Kendall’s healthy sense of precaution has developed into an unhealthy paranoia.
“That’s why I don’t tweet, that’s why I don’t Instagram. That gives me anxiety, too. I swear, it’s the craziest thing.”
Kris talks to Kendall about how she hopes that her daughter will find a way to cope, with or without her.
“What I want to know is what’s the solution for the next time.”
The most obvious way to resolve debilitating anxiety in the moment is perhaps some deep breaths, a distraction, and a healthy dose of benzodiazepines.
“Because I worry about you and I know you want to do a great job.”
Kendall would be horrified if her anxiety prevented her from doing her modeling job.
“I want to be able to help you to get a place where you can be out there and not feel anxious.”
Kendall has opened up about anxiety before, and she’s still speaking about the things that contribute to it.
“I don’t think any of us have taken the time to process what’s been happening over the past year — almost two years, even.”
Like so many of us — perhaps most of us — Kendall is consumed by the daily existential terror of living in a terrifying world where every news update is something out of a nightmare.
“And I think that that is a factor in a lot of this. It’s hard to get your brain to slow down and think about it and really process what’s happening.”
Monitoring the news and thinking about the future can be good things. But perseverating on them can make you a prisoner in your own mind.
“Now that I can sit here and verbally say that, I think that will help me with the steps to take the time and really address it.”
Kris has been open about how Kendall’s struggle impacts her.
“It’s hard for me to watch my daughter struggle and I feel like it’s my job to make sure she’s okay, which is really why I’m here in Milan.”
It’s so great that Kendall can rely upon Kris — and Caitlyn, depending upon the situation — to help her when she’s an anxious mess.
Plenty of people with anxiety disorders find that everything is so much worse around their families. That must be really nice for Kendall.
Kris has every confidence in her daughter.
“But I realize that Kendall is one of the most independent women I’ve ever met in my life, and she can get to the root of the issue and the problem by herself.”
Kendall talks about how she copes.
“Anxiety is all mental, so you have to try and find your ways around it.”
Sure … though if Kendall is suggesting that mental troubles are easier to overcome than physical, many would argue that the opposite is true.
“I try and maintain it, but sometimes it’s out of your control.”
That’s absolutely right.
Kendall maintains a healhty sense of perspective, however, to try to talk herself out of worries.
“But I think I’m very blessed to be in the situation I’m in, and every year that I do fashion months it gets a little bit easier. It’s really exciting. I still look forward to it every year.”
Selena Gomez didn’t really take anyone by surprise late last year when she got back together with Justin Bieber.
We always knew those kids would find a way back into each other’s arms and crotches.
But the singer did take us by surprise just a few days ago.
We were stunned to learn earlier this month that Gomez had checked herself into rehab.
Multiple sources confirmed at the time that Selena spent two weeks under the care of professionals, with one insider explaining her decision to E! News as follows:
“She had a difficult year, especially towards the end, and she decided she wanted to spend some time focusing on herself. It was all about wellness and her health.”
It wasn’t the first time she sought such help, either.
In September of 2016, Gomez also checked herself into a similar facility, as she battled at the time against the negative effects of Lupus.
Now, in a cover story for the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the singer opens up like never before about her mental health; where it’s at; and where she knows it will never be.
We’ll let Selena explain…
“I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome.
“There won’t be a day when I’m like, ‘Here I am in a pretty dress – I won!’
“I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else. I’m starting my year off with that thought.
“I want to make sure I’m healthy. If that’s good, everything else will fall into place.”
That’s a very positive attitude for Gomez to take.
Just like being an alcohol, someone who is diagnosed as Depressed is that way for life.
He or she can get better, of course, but there’s no actual cure of any kind.
Gomez has not released a new studio album since 2015.
And it doesn’t sound like we’ll get one this year, either.
“My next album has been forever in the making,” she admits, explaining why as follows:
“When people ask me why, I’m honest about it: It’s because I haven’t been ready.
“I mean, point-blank, I don’t feel confident enough in where my music is yet. If that takes 10 years, then it takes 10 years. I don’t care.
“Right now I just want to be super intentional with all of the things I’m doing.”
It’s worth noting that Gomez underwent a kidney transplant just a few months ago.
She’s been through A LOT of late.
Selena actually talks to 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford for this interview.
She tells the actress that she rarely goes anyplace “trendy” and that her social media popularity comes with some major strings attached.
“I have a complex relationship with Instagram, to say the least,” she explains.
Why would this be?
“It has given me a voice amid all the noise of people trying to narrate my life for me and allows me to say, ‘Hey, I’m gonna post this, and this is gonna take care of the 1,200 stories that people think are interesting but actually aren’t, and aren’t even true.’
“So it empowers me in that way because it’s my words and my voice and my truth. The only thing that worries me is how much value people our age place on social media.
“It’s an incredible platform, but in a lot of ways it’s given young people, myself included, a false representation of what’s important. So, yeah, it’s a complex relationship.
“Probably one of my most difficult relationships.”
As always, we wish Selena nothing but the best.
Apparently, if Kendall Jenner’s life were a reality show it would be … well, actually Kendall’s life is a reality show, and it’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
But if, for some reason, you were asked to name a second television series that whose title might accurately describe Kendall’s life these days, you might say … Naked and Afraid.
Belabored joke aside, what we’re trying to say is that Kendall covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and inside the mag, she exposes herself both literally by posing naked, and figuratively by opening up about her anxiety.
“I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks,” Kendall says in a surprisingly candid interview.
“Where do I even start? Everything is so horrible, it’s hard to name one thing,” the 22-year-old model added.
“I just think that the world needs so much love. I wish I had the power to send Cupid around the planet, as cheesy as that sounds.”
We know, we know … if you wanted to hear someone open up about their feelings of anxiety and offer cheesy, meme-speak solutions to all of the world’s problems, you would just scroll through Facebook.
You came here for the nudity, and the nudity is what you shall have.
Well, kind of…
Tehnically, Kendall’s not completely naked.
She’s wearing some sort of see-through raincoat, which is truly next-level flasher technology.
She says the photo is her way of paying tribute to Jennifer Beals in Flashdance, but at no point in the movie does Beals wear a transparent coat.
But we know better than to look gift pseudo-nudity in the mouth, so we’ll shut up now.
The juxtaposition of the anxiety comments and the risqué photo seems like a pretty good representation of where Jenner’s head is at these days.
Kendall’s modeling career is going better than anyone could’ve imagined, but that doesn’t mean she’s the perfect picture of confidence at all times.
In fact, earlier this week, Kendall opened up about her acne and other physical “imperfections” that make her feel insecure.
Fortunately, it doesn’t seem those insecurities will prevent Kendall from posing nude.
And for that, we’re eternally grateful.
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Kim Kardashian apparently has a major anxiety problem … and since we’re finding out about this via Keeping Up With the Kardashians, surely her robbery exacerbated things quite a bit, since the taping was well before the hold-up.
About her mental health, Kardashian said, “I’ve been having anxiety lately.”
“I am not this person.”
“My mind does go crazy,” Kim revealed to Mama Jenner in an intimate sit-down, discussing her issues.
“When you get into your own head it’s scary and you don’t want to let it get to the next step, that’s debilitating … and you can’t live life,” she continued.
Kris’ take on things? She thinks it’s more ironic than she is concerned, apparently, but go figure.
This is the woman who allegedly pushed a teenager into a sex tape, launching her worldwide sexcess.
“It’s really ironic that Kim and Kendall are going through similar things,” Kris said, airily, referring to Kendall Jenner’s sleep paralysis.
“Maybe there’s a way they can help each other manage their anxiety,” she concluded.
Or, you know, maybe just have a family that truly supports one another, and not just for show.
Talking to Kim, Kris said, “I think we should find somebody for you two to talk to, so this doesn’t get bigger than it already is.”
Kim agreed, and during an aside, she told the cameras, “I really pride myself in fully having my s–t together all the time.”
“With how bad things are with Kendall [who also recently admitted to suffering anxiety issues], she has to get this under control,” she added.
In the same episode, Kendall ultimately did go to a doctor to explore options for her anxiety management, and told the doc that she’s been having panic attacks and has developed a fear of flying.
Needless to say nobody tells a Jenner what to do, and Kendall wrote off the therapist’s advice like last year’s NYFW castoffs.
Kim, too, headed to the therapist – and yes, the same one.
Keeping it in the kfamily or kwhatever.
“I think about [my anxiety] all the time [when I’m driving], it drives me crazy,” Kim admitted.
“I just want to get past my anxiety and live life. I never had anxiety and I want to take back my life.”
“Some people live by it, and because there’s no cure for anxiety you have to get control of your feelings,” she said.
Yes, girl – anxiety is real, and anxiety can be debilitating.
For your sake, and for the sake of your little ones, we hope that you’re doing the right thing in getting it under control.