World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone urges people to open up !!!

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On World Mental Health Day, actress Deepika Padukone urged her fans to share their stories of battling mental illnesses. In a video she posted on Instagram, Deepika recounted that she was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2014 and added that 90 per cent people diagnosed with depression in India do not seek help.

She also talked about battling depression in a video posted on YouTube by the Live Love Laugh Foundation (LLLF), in which she said, ‘Waking up was tough because I didn’t want to face the day.” She broke down and added: “I was extremely conscious of being surrounded by people because if I need to break down where I could do that.” She also posted a picture of herself, describing her as a ‘depression survivor.’ It’s a part of the LLLF’s awareness campaign inviting survivors of mental illness to share their stories.

The Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani actress had been diagnosed with clinical Depression in 2014 after which she underwent a treatment for the same. Through this post, she tried to create awareness about an issue that is very common in the 21st century India but is still a stigma in society.

On the work front, Deepika recently signed a film with Meghna Gulzar where she will not only play the lead role but she will also produce it. The film is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Now, on this day, Deepika Padukone shared her story of battling Depression.

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