Deepika Padukone spoke about her depression on national television and earned a lot of respect. While we think that stars have a perfect luxurious life, spotlight, and fame, there is another ugly side, the one one that no one likes to talk about.
Deepika Padukone, who had earlier opened up about her battle through depression, broke down in tears on Monday while launching a national public awareness campaign about mental health called ‘Dobara Poocho’, where she also thanked her mother for her support in getting through the turbulent period in her life.
“I want to tell my mother that if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here. Thank you for being with me all through the way. Thank you to my sister, my father and friends who supported my immensely,” she added
Emphasising on the importance of being sensitive towards people suffering from the illness, Padukone dedicated the campaign to those who have survived depression and are still suffering from it while calling on the society to become more sensitive.
I did not want to be in the situation I was. I wanted to come out of it desperately. As they say that every solution is within your own self, I found the strength within me and also the people I had around who made me believe that I can rely on them,” she said.
Discussing the importance of Mental Health, PsyCare Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (PsyCare) in association with the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) organised a panel discussion on Mental Health and its Significance on Monday, which is designated as the World Mental Health Day every year by the World Health Organisation.
“It is entirely possible to have good mental health even with the diagnosis of mental illness. With the right support and tools from professionals every individual can live well and work towards their goals,” said Dr N G Desai, director, IHBAS.
The comprehensive psychological health services of PsyCare were also launched on the occasion. The agenda was in line with the theme declared by WHO for the year 2016, ‘Psychological and Mental Health First Aid’, that focused on the concept of mental health and illness in India, the burden of the disease and extent of the problem. PsyCare also organised a free mental health camp for the under-privileged in association with Swashrit Society at Ranjit Nagar.
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