On World Mental Health Day, Deepika Padukone urges people to speak up about depression

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 10, 2018, 04.42 PM(IST)

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In her recent message, Deepika asks her followers to open up about their tormenting stories of depression without any shame. 
 

'Padmavat' actor Deepika Padukone who has never been embarrassed in sharing her story of depression,  has once again expressed her opinion on the importance of mental fitness. 

The founder of 'Live Love Laugh'  (2015) shared her message with her fans and followers on Twitter and said that around 90% of the population in India suffers from depression and most of these stories remain untold.

In her recent message, Deepika asks her followers to open up about their tormenting stories of depression without any shame. 

The actress opened up about her problem of depression in 2015 on national television for the first time. She eventually started the foundation 'Live Love Laugh' that serves those who have been the victims of depression.



Without fearing that this might affect her career and fame she has, time and again discussed everything in detail and made people realize that it is important for people with such mental health to speak up, shedding off their embarrassment.

"There were days when I would feel okay, but at times, within a day, there was a roller-coaster of feelings. Finally, I accepted my condition. The counseling helped, but only to an extent. Then, I took medication, and today I am much better," shared Deepika in an interview in 2015.