Actress Deepika Padukone talks about Depression on Sushant Singh Rajput's shocking suicide

Actress Deepika Padukone talks about Depression on Sushant Singh Rajput's shocking suicide

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide in his apartment and the news has shocked the entire country. Bollywood celebrities have expressed shock and grief on Rajput's untimely demise. Deepika Padukone reminded people about the serious issues related to depression and said that people should always talk to others. Communication is the key for people suffering from depression.

Deepika has herself suffered from severe depression. Recently, Karan Johar also talked about depression he faced and how he overcame. Taking cues from her own experience, actor Deepika Padukone on Sunday reiterated the need to talk, communicate and reach out to those who may be depressed or battling from mental illnesses.

The post comes within hours of the sudden demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his Bandra residence in Mumbai.

Deepika shared a written statement on Twitter, which read: "As a person who has had a lived experience with mental illness, I cannot stress enough about the importance of reaching out."

"Remember, you are not alone. We are in this together. And most importantly there is hope," Deepika said. In India, depression isn't considered as serious health issue as it is considered in the Western countries. People who need help, usually don't come forward and in many cases they aren't even aware of the fact that they need help.

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