Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Her Struggles With Anxiety & How She Copes

Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Her Struggles With Anxiety & How She Copes
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The year 2016 had plenty of highs and lows for supermodel Kendall Jenner. 

Aside from crushing the fashion game and building her brand, there was also her sister Kim's robbery in Paris. 

While Kendall is notoriously the more private of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, she recently shared intimate details about her own personal battles. In a list of her 2016 "peaks and pits", Kendall revealed she has recently struggled with anxiety. 

"Anxiety was a huge hurdle for me to deal with this past year (and security concerns didn't help), but I think I'm finally learning how to cope," Kendall wrote.

This isn't the first time Kendall has opened up about having anxiety. 

In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kendall talked about her sleep paralysis, a condition that leaves you unable to move or speak when you wake up in the middle of the night.

“I once had a really bad [panic] attack on a plane and just had to ride it out. I felt my heart beating a million miles an hour and I even went a little numb,” she wrote in another post.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million Americans ages 18 and older — a whopping 18 percent of the population.

When it comes to her panic attacks, Kendall has "learned that it's all mental, so I try to prevent anxiety attacks by bringing my mind somewhere else." She said breathing exercises are something she does regularly to calm herself down when she's traveling.

Kendall is also trying to add some zen vibes to her home. Earlier this week, she explained that she painted a wall in her house a specific shade of pink because it's scientifically proven to be calming.

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