Updated: Jan 25
Deepika Padukone talks about depression at WEF Davos, reveals ‘I fainted, luckily the house help came and saw me on the floor.
Actress Deepika Padukone is at the World Economic Forum being held at Davos, Switzerland where she discussed mental health with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday. The actor made her presence felt in a black suit paired with diamond jewellery and revealed how she suffered mental illness when she had least expected it.
Deepika was praised by Dr Tedros for her openness in dealing with the issue. He shared a picture from their chat on Twitter and wrote, “Delighted to discuss #mentalhealth with @deepikapadukone at #wef20. Your openness and vulnerability are helping others to seek help and helping to break down stigma. @WHO look forward to working closely with you. There is no health without mental health. #LetsTalk.” The actor later thanked him for his warmth and generosity.
Responding to her request for helping get mental health included as a part of the sustainable development goals, Dr Tedros assured that the entire UN system would work for that.