Actress Deepika Padukone has been very open about her struggle with mental health and doesn’t shy away from the fact that she battled depression and anxiety for a brief amount of her life. In Indian society where any discussion about mental health is considered taboo and is brushed off, Deepika Padukone has been the torchbearer of the movement on discussing mental health freely.
Meanwhile, the actress is all set to have a discussion about mental health with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Taking to her Twitter account Deepika shared the news that reveals that in order to bring to light and tackle the issue of Mental Health amid these stressful days of the Lockdown, she will be having a virtual chat with Dr. Tedros.
The Twitter post of Deepika Padukone read, “Prioritizing mental health during the pandemic and beyond… Join Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO and I, as we discuss the importance of mental health during the #COVID19 pandemic and lessons we can learn for the future.”
Deepika Padukone also said that questions about mental health are welcome from her fans during the Instagram Live session.
For the unknown, after struggling with clinical depression herself, Deepika Padukone started her foundation Live Laugh Love back in 2014. The organization helps the people having issues with their mental health and need a solution to break through the toxic mess.
While both Deepika and Ranveer have donated to PM-CARES Fund and various other relief funds to help those adversely affected by the nationwide lockdown, they have also been actively creating awareness about the importance of mental health during such times of crisis.