- “Depression is not the same as ‘sadness’,” Deepika tweeted earlier.
- “Depression is an illness like any other illness,” I had written before.
- Deepika spoke about fighting depression in 2015
Deepika Padukone, who has battled depression and runs a mental health base, has been sharing mandatory notes on social media in her attempt to normalize the conversation about mental health. On Saturday, in a powerful selection of words, Deepika tweeted: “You can’t ‘get out’ of depression.” Deepika’s tweet was part of the “Repeat after me” series, which started after tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput left everyone shocked. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14. Police say he died of suicide. The police are conducting an investigation. Deepika appears in a sequence of songs in the Sushant Singh Rajput movie Raabta.
Read Deepika’s tweet here:
– Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 20, 2020
On Friday, Deepika shared two notes on mental health, writing: “Depression is not the same as ‘sadness'” and “Feeling depressed is not the same as feeling ‘sad’.” In more previous notes, Deepika had added: “Depression is a disease like any other disease like cancer and diabetes.”
– Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 19, 2020
– Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 18, 2020
– Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 17, 2020
– Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 16, 2020
In a post on the day of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Deepika emphasized “the importance of reaching out.”
In 2015 Deepika Padukone revealed that she had been diagnosed with depression the previous year and had sought help. Speaking to NDTV, Deepika said, “I woke up one morning feeling empty, you know, like this horrible feeling in my stomach that I was telling them I have this feeling of pity in my stomach. I woke up like I was feeling directionless, I didn’t I knew where to go, I didn’t know what to do and I had these episodes of feeling so low that I just started crying when the hat fell. “
In an interaction with PTI sometime in 2018, the 34-year-old actress said she feared a relapse: “I don’t think I can say I got over it completely (depression). There’s always a fear in the back I think I might have a relapse because it was a very bad experience for me. “
In 2015 Deepika launched the Live Love Laugh Foundation to help those fighting mental illness. In January this year, Deepika Padukone was honored at the Crystal Prize ceremony of the World Economic Forum for her work as an advocate for mental health awareness.