Kendall Jenner candidly discusses her 'crazy panic attacks' while launching challenge
Kendall Jenner got candid about the 'crazy panic attacks' she suffered years ago before seeking help for her anxiety.
The 24-year-old supermodel is working with fashion designer Kenneth Cole and his new Mental Health Coalition on a #howareyoureallychallenge encouraging Instagram users to upload honest posts about their mental health issues.
'What I hope to accomplish is for people to not feel as alone,' Kendall shared on this Friday's episode of Good Morning America.
She revealed that she first experienced anxiety symptoms as a little girl and immediately informed her mother Kris Jenner she was unwell.
'I was really, really young and I remember feeling like I couldn't breathe and running to my mom and being like: "Mom, I feel like I can't breathe. Something must be wrong,"' said the sister of cosmetics billionaire Kylie Jenner.
She and Kenneth were jointly interviewed on Good Morning America by Michael Strahan to promote their new hashtag.
'If there was a safe place to kind of put it out there and share your thoughts, you'll find a lot of comfort and you'll get so much from sharing your your experiences with others who are on the same journey,' said Kenneth.
He noted that in these 'frightening times' people are 'trying to make sense of it all so I think we're all trying to put the pieces together.'
Kendall posted an Instagram video Friday morning launching the hashtag and saying that 'I have good days and I have some really anxious days so I'm kind of off and on.'
She nominated hairstylist Jen Atkin, a mainstay of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and also asked her pals Justin and Hailey Bieber to join in the challenge.
Another celebrity Kendall nominated for her and Kenneth's challenge was the supermodel's own elder half-sister Kim Kardashian.
'Thank you so much, Kendall,' said Kim on Insta Stories, announcing she had accepted the #howareyoureallychallenge.
Kim shared that 'I find myself to be a really mentally strong person but I have been challenged during these times.'
'How are you REALLY?' Kenneth Cole wants an honest answer She revealed: 'I started to get really high anxiety when I was about to have my fourth child and so that anxiety kind of came up again, having to get all my kids in school and having to take on so many tasks that I didn't know if I had it in me to do.'