World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone posted a powerful message for depression awareness

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Queen of Bollywood, Deepika Padukone who has won millions of hearts globally with her acting skills, globally made her debut with Om Shanti Om in 2007 and she shied away from sharing her struggles with mental health. In 2014, when the actress was diagnosed with clinical depression, being a fighter that she is faced it with courage.

The Live Love Laugh foundation is Deepika’s initiative for people dealing with mental health issues.

Deepika Padukone is an inspiration for many of us. Around 90% of the population in India aren’t aware about their mental health status. On the account of mental Health Day, the actress shared a powerful message on her social media with an urge to making people aware and asking them to share their stories with a hashtag #NotAshamed“90% of India’s population is unaware of what they’re experiencing mentally & emotionally.There are others who refuse to seek help due to the stigma attached to mental illnesses.In 2014,i shared my story.Today I urge you to share yours too using the hashtag #NotAshamed @tlllfoundation” she wrote on her Instagram along with a video.

Years ago, when she confessed her story to the world she left an impact on her fans. She decided to start a special initiative, The Live Love Laugh Foundation (LLLF) for people who are suffering mental health issues and need either guidance or counselling. They try to spread awareness about mental health issues to Indian audience. LLLF shared a video on account of World mental Health Day on Youtube in which Deepika shred her #NotAshamed story and mentioned,"Waking up was tough because I didn't want to face the day." There’s a moment in the video where she breaks down and tells, “I was extremely conscious of being surrounded by people because if I need to break down where I could do that." 

Deepika also shared a picture of herself, described as a ‘depression survivor.’ The videos and the picture were posted as a part of LLLF’s awareness campaign to invite other mental health survivors for sharing their stories too.

#NotAshamed

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Your #NotAshamed story can become a sign of hope for someone who might be battling with mental health issues. Keep sharing and stay strong!

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