One of the common misunderstandings about depression is that it’s similar to feeling sad or down. Although many people with depression feel sadness, it feels much more severe than emotions that come and go in response to life events.
According to Deepika Padukone, the Bollywood actress, mental health has “nothing to do with how successful you are”.
According to Deccan Chronicle, in a certain interview with ES Magazine, the ‘Padmaavat’ actress recollected the memories of the time when she battled with depression at the time when her career reached heights!
“There was a lot happening (in 2014), people thought professionally it was one of the best years of my life. I was on a career high but that’s the thing about depression, there are no warning signs,” Deepika said.
“It just comes, and it has nothing to do with how much money you have or how successful you are… It can affect literally anyone.” she added.
Deepika also said that she made through it by lifestyle changes and medication. She also went on to set up the Live Love Laugh Foundation.
“There are a lot of people who come and say that they contemplated committing suicide and after seeing (what) I’ve done, they understand what they were going through and their lives have changed.” she said.
“And that was the entire purpose of doing what I did. So I’m happy I made that decision to come out.” she added.
Further, Deepika went on to talk about the advices she received in her early career. She made a revelation that she was asked to get a boob surgery.
“To get breasts surgically enhanced, do the beauty pageants. They felt it was the right way to be picked up by a director, or a producer. It might be an easier way to achieve what you want to achieve. But I haven’t been that person. I’ve always followed my gut.” she said.
Well, here we have a survivor, who made it a point to fight through it. If you are going through something similar, make sure you do your best to fight it as well. Don’t let depression take over.