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:
To anyone who sees darkness, I would like to say that you are not alone and that help is always available. For in the words of Stephen Fry, ‘It will be sunny one day’.Deepika Padukone, Actor
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.