Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who faced depression in the past, feels it is a major health issue in the country today which needs to be addressed.
"The fight against depression is a cause very close to my heart and is one of the largest health issues facing the country today. Having experienced depression in the recent past, I realise how difficult it is to recognise the problem, find information and get the right kind of professional help," Deepika said in a statement on Thursday.
The actress on Thursday launched on Twitter the logo of her 'The Live Love Laugh' Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to addressing the issue of mental health in India. The foundation's logo is based on the idea of hope and freedom."I was fortunate to get the kind of support and through this platform I hope others get the same kind of help. My team and I are working hard to set up the foundation and the logo launch is a small step in that direction." The flying birds in the logo signify this very essence of the foundation. The logo also has a baseline 'Foundation Against Depression' that represents its mission.