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[WATCH] Deepika Padukone’s Foundation Has A New Video #Dobarapoocho

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Indian Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone launched her mental health foundation – Live love Laugh a year ago in October 2015.

Having battled depression herself, the actress has been a vocal supporter of seeking help for mental health issues which are often not discussed or simply ignored.

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Her foundation’s website is a platform to express, share and champion mental health concerns especially targeted for the Indian audience.

The Indian government estimates that 6-7% of the population which is approximately 70 million Indians live with some sort of mental health issues.

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What’s worse is that stigma and discrimination faced by these people and their families prevent them from seeking guidance.

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Deepika Padukone, who was diagnosed with depression during the peak of her career, hopes to change this.

This year, the foundation has released a short film #Dobarapoocho, produced by an Indian production company Nirvana which showcases how just a simple question is enough to help people battling depression.

In Australia, you can seek help for mental health issues around the clock at following places:

Lifeline on 13 11 14

Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800

MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978

Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

Online Source: SBS Hindi.

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