Deepika Padukone Speech: Mental Health

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Deepika Padukone Speech: Mental Health

Watch this famous Deepika Padukone Speech. Join a conversation between Deepika Padukone, internationally acclaimed actor and Crystal Awardee, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, on ending the stigma surrounding mental illness. Deepika is an Indian film actress and producer. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, her accolades include three Filmfare Awards. Enjoy our Speeches with subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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“People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important.” Deepika Padukone

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“Interviewer: You’re an actress, you’re a film producer… but more importantly for us, a mental health advocate and a successful one, and you have done a lot. I was saying to your colleagues, the Triple L Foundation – The Live, Love and Laugh.

As you know, the very definition of health is health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being. It’s not merely an absence of disease of infirmity.

But as you also know, mental health is the most neglected and people with mental health face severe human rights violations, stigma and discrimination. But only that. Around 80% of them, people with mental health conditions, do not have access to the mental health care they need.

So the problem is really, really serious and for someone like Deepika to really take on this big cause is, for WHO, such a great opportunity and for me today a great opportunity, too. People like you, like Deepika, will really change the tide and I hope this moment will also increase the awareness, improve the awareness and help people think about the innermost problem we are facing, especially with mental health, and decide to join your movement.

So having said this and congratulating you for all your achievements and expressing my respect – for people maybe who may not be familiar with what you’re doing. You’re a very strong advocate of mental health, but what triggered that? Why?

Deepika: Thank you for that lovely introduction and good afternoon everybody. Mental illness crept up on me when I least expected it. I think most often, or at least in my case, it comes with absolutely no warning signs and I was going through a phase that the perception and the general understanding was that I was at a professional high.
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