Deepika Opens up About Her Depression Struggle in Letter to Fans
Deepika Padukone has been a vocal champion of mental health, having opened up to the public about her own battle with depression and anxiety that she went through in 2014. Elle India has revealed a letter which she wrote in support of fans struggling with mental health issues just before her wedding to Ranveer Singh in November.
An excerpt from it reads:
Check out the letter here:
“As I began to read more about the subject, I realised that there were millions of others like me who were suffering in silence,” she wrote. Her experience led her to establish the Live, Laugh, Love foundation to spread awareness about depression and anxiety and end the stigma attached to mental illness.
Deepika also shared a new initiative by the foundation titled #NotAshamed which is aimed at encouraging people to openly ask for help when facing problems with their mental health.