Deepika tweeted about the stigma attached to the disease:
Depression is one of the most common causes of suicide among celebrities. Bollywood’s famous actress Deepika Padukone also suffered from this problem but finally she came out of it. Recently she uploaded a post on The Live Love Laugh Foundation which was later shared by her. Recently Kate Spade committed suicide and the reason which came out behind her death was depression. So, to make people understand about the stigma that is attached to depression, her and Anthony Bourdain’s suicide have been used as an example in the post.
Deepika Padukone on Tuesday reposted a message by The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF).“Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide,” the note begins, quoting WHO statistics. “Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were pioneers in their fields... and to the outside world they ‘had it all’ and were seemingly ‘happy’”.
But would we ask someone who ‘had it all’ how they broke their foot, or how they met with an accident? That is the question that Deepika poses in the post. “The element of depression that is grossly misunderstood is that you have control over your illness,” the post continues. “Asking someone to ‘snap out of it’ is like telling a person with a broken foot to continue walking.”
The foundation aims to break the stigma surrounding depression and urges those suffering from the illness to communicate their feelings..