Prior to World Mental Health Day on October 10, Deepika Padukone, a vocal supporter of mental health awareness and a former sufferer of depression, is currently in Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, furthering the work of her mental health nonprofit Live Love Laugh.
The star spoke candidly on the role of the caregiver in dealing with mental illness while on her journey. The star said in an interview with NDTV that she is unsure of her current status if her mother had not recognised her symptoms.
Deepika respond on “influence of family on mental health” :-
When asked about the influence of family on mental health, Deepika responded, “It is very important. When I hear the stories of the caregivers, I realise how equally important that is as well.
The emotional well-being of the caregiver is as important as the emotional well-being of the person experiencing mental illness, and even in my own journey, the role of the caregiver has been extremely important. That is why my mother is here and why my sister has been so passionately involved in this cause for many years.”
She continued, “In my own situation, for instance, I don’t know where I would be today if my mother and the caretaker hadn’t seen my symptoms in my hour of need and had the foresight to suggest or assist me in reaching out to the professionals. Making sure I attended my appointments with the physicians and my treatments on time was important.
Caring for someone who is ill naturally has its challenges, but that is nothing new. I believe that caring for someone who has a disease, whether it be a mental illness or another kind, is difficult on the caregiver in general.”
In 2015, Deepika Padukone disclosed that she had a mental condition and said that a year earlier, she had struggled with depression and sought treatment. Helping folks who are having mental health problems is the goal of her nonprofit, Live Love Laugh.
Deepika told NDTV about her struggle with mental health :-
In another instance, recalling her struggle with depression, Deepika told NDTV, “My parents live in Bengaluru and every time they visited me, even now when they visit me, I always put on a brave front, like that everything is okay, you know you constantly want to show your mom and dad that you’re fine… so I was doing a particular things like I’m fine… until they were leaving one day, they were going back to Bengaluru, and I kept breaking down and my mother asked me the usual hygiene questions Are they at the office? A change has occurred? It was none of these things, and I simply lacked any solutions.
Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra Part One: Shiva recently included Deepika Padukone in a fleeting cameo. The actor will soon appear in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, set for release on January 25. The official Hindi version of the 2015 Hollywood film The Intern, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, and Hrithik Roshan’s Fighter will both feature Deepika.