Deepika teams up with psychiatric body on mental health

Deepika teams up with psychiatric body on mental health

Deepika teams up with psychiatric body on mental health

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone has joined hands with the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) to promote several programmes related to mental health.

Among the programmes that have been planned with the non-government organisation, The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) founded by the actor, the society has rolled out a mental health programme for doctors.

The Indian Psychiatric Society has offered assistance to TLLLF in the nationwide roll-out of a sensitisation programme on mental health for doctors called “Together Against Depression”.

This is being done in collaboration with the Indian Medical Association and has seen over 2,000 doctors participate.

The launch of the programme for doctors follows the ‘You Are Not Alone’ initiative to educate high school students and teachers on stress, anxiety and depression. “Mental health of Indian citizens is a large and growing challenge for the country and the more resources we have to combat this issue, the better the chances that those who need help can secure the support they need,” said Padukone.

 “IPS is focused on positive mental health and in stigma reduction not only for depression but also across the spectrum for all psychiatric disorders,” said Dr G Prasad Rao, president, Indian Psychiatric
Society.
DH News Service

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