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Deepika Padukone credits mother for helping her deal with depression

When Deepika Padukone admitted that she was battling depression, the news made headlines around the country. The actress was lauded for speaking about the subject that is rarely discussed in the open. And at a recent event held on World Mental Health Day, the star got teary-eyed as she spoke about dealing with the ailment. Following her public statement about battling depression, Deepika had launched her NGO, Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) along with the Indian Psychiatric Society and Indian Medical Association in order to increase public awareness about mental health.At the event, the talented actress credited her mother, Ujjala, for helping her during her tough times. Speaking to a daily, she said, “My mother immediately knew what I was going through. We reached out for help and thanks to my doctors, I’m fine today. The people I was surrounded by supported me in my recovery. Even when I chose to speak about it, they were encouraging. I wouldn’t want to say that because I’m a celebrity, that’s why other celebs have also come out. I view them as other human beings and if my story has empowered someone to share theirs, I’m happy. There is no specific reason or cause as to why it creeps up on you. For some it could be environmental, for some it could be a traumatic past experience or simply just biological. It would be unfair to say that it is the result of the profession I am in. Why just the entertainment industry? Political, corporate, schools and colleges, there is stress everywhere. It just manifests in different ways. Today, I can say that I have become more aware. It has made me wiser. It has made me understand human beings. As a child, I have always been very perceptive and emotional and this has made me a little more sensitive to people around me. I value every breath of mine.”