Deepika Padukone, who has battled depression and runs a foundation for mental health, has been sharing must-read notes on social media in her attempt to normalise conversation around mental health. On Saturday, in a powerful choice of words, Deepika tweeted: "You cannot 'snap out' of depression." Deepika's tweet was part of the "Repeat after me" series, which she started after the tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput left everyone shocked. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on June 14. The police say that he died by suicide - the police are carrying out an investigation. Deepika featured in a song sequence in Sushant Singh Rajput's film Raabta
In the days that have followed, Deepika has spread awareness about mental health, having personal experience with depression herself. On Saturday, she wrote on Twitter, “Repeat After Me. You cannot snap out of depression.”
On Friday, the actor had busted similar myths about the illness. She’d written, “Repeat After Me. Depression is not the same as sadness,” and “Repeat After Me. Feeling depressed is not the same as feeling sad.”
Later, she had said that while she’s encouraged to see the conversation around mental health being brought to the forefront, she’d like to urge people to not disclose details of the medication they’re taking. “It is extremely heartening to see soo many of you coming out and sharing your experience with mental illness,” she’d written in a tweet, adding, “However,I would recommend not naming the medication you are on and/or the specifics of the dosage.Simply because: -it is not a one rule fits all. - the information could potentially be misused.”
However,I would recommend not naming the medication you are on and/or the specifics of the dosage.Simply because:— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 15, 2020
-it is not a one rule fits all.
- the information could potentially be misused. https://t.co/uDDjoZgvNb