Deepika Padukone once said, my breath was shallow I broke down often
First Published 24, Sep 2020, 11:07 AM
When Deepika Padukone spoke about her depression and anxiety openly in the past
Deepika Padukone has openly spoken about her mental health issues in the past. She poured her heart out on numerous occasions and did not hesitate to break the stigma around deprission and anxiety by talking about it boldly.
She let the world know about her clinical depression and even set up her foundation, 'Live Love Laugh' to build a community helping people around who suffer from mental health problems.
Since 2015 Deepika spoke boldly about mental health problems she faced and also shared the feeings associated with it. In an old interview with journalist Barkha Dutt, she was quoted, "If I can impact one life in this entire process of speaking up and letting people know that it's something I have been through and something that I could deal with because I had a fantastic support system (then I'll try),"
According to the reports,while talking about the depression she has said earlier, it was the time in 2014, when one morning she felt a petish feeling in her stomach, something did not feel right and she knew she needed help.
Deepika Padukone once said, my breath was shallow I broke down often. "I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often," she was quoted in her interview with Hindustan times in 2015.
"Over a period of time, it got worse. When my parents visited, I would put up a brave front because they were worried about me living alone and working long hours. Then, once, while talking to my mother (Ujjala Padukone), I broke down. She realised the problem, and got in touch with a psychologist friend, Anna Chandy, to get to the root of the cause," she added.
Deepika came out of depression with proffessional help and support of her parents and closed ones. She has often stressed about seeking proffessional help for mental health problems.