Bollywood Diva Deepika Padukone who always spreads mental health awareness through her NGO- The Live Love Laugh foundation went to New York for an event organized by Youth Anxiety Center. Deepika Padukone shared her views on anxiety and depression during the event.
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Apart from research and outreach programmes,The Youth Anxiety Center has conducted more than 75,000 treatment sessions in six years…something to be very proud of! Thank You #AnnaWintour for inviting me as your guest to this very special evening and allowing me to share my story. I wish you all the very best and look forward to supporting the centres future initiatives. As the African proverb goes, “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. @tlllfoundation #youthanxietycentre @voguemagazine
Deepika shared a video from the event on her Instagram in which she is saying, “300 million people in the world suffer from anxiety and depression. But I think the key to know is that depression and anxiety can creep up on absolutely anybody, from any profession, any gender, any part of the world. The toughest part for me was when I didn’t know what was happening. The day I understood there was a name to it, it was called ‘clinical depression’ I already started feeling much better. Because if there is anything that I’ve learnt in the journey of recovery is that you need to be patient and that there is hope. Superman once said, once you choose hope, anything is possible!”
The Youth Anxiety Center where Deepika Padukone was invited, was founded in 2013 by New York— Presbyterian Hospital. the organization deals with the treatment of the people who are suffering from depression and anxiety through research and clinical programming.