How to Deal with Mental Health According to Deepika Padukone's Foundation

How to Deal with Mental Health According to Deepika Padukone's Foundation

The actress has strongly taken up the cause!
How to Deal with Mental Health According to Deepika Padukone's Foundation

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As a first for any actress, Deepika Padukone's Foundation, The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), has started to engage itself in research about mental health in India. This is a first as all Bollywood actors usually choose to do social service or provide financial assistance to those in need. But never before has a Bollywood actor funded a research project. Deepika has funded an entire research paper to know more about mental health perceptions in India.

The findings are amazing. Here's a snapshot of some of the findings:

The survey revealed high prevalence of stigma with 47% of people using the word “retard” to describe people with mental illness. Further, 60% of respondents believe that people with mental illness “should have their own groups to avoid contaminating healthy people” and 68% believe that they “should not be given any responsibility.” 60% believe that mental illness is caused by a “lack of self-discipline and willpower”.

Here's the complete research paper:

http://thelivelovelaughfoundation.org/downloads/TLLLF_Unveils_Landmark_Report_on_Public_Perception_Towards_Mental_Health_in_India.pdf

Deepika's foundation have been posting short videos about the findings too and they are really interesting. Here are the videos:

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