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Deepika Padukone

The ace actress braved all odds and spoke about her depression on national television encouraging many others, who had kept it all bottled up inside, to come forward and talk things out – get help if needed. “I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often.” She shared while bringing the discussion about mental health to the center of the conversation.

11 times Bollywood celebs opened up about battling depression and mental ailment

Beneath all those glossy faces and pricey clothes, these stars are just as human as you and I. They feel sorrow, get hurt, and at times go into a dark place of stagnancy and suffocation and need to give their best fight to come out of that place.

Deepika was one of the first stars from B’town who dared to speak about this condition and the way paved by her was walked on by many.

Mental depression has for long been considered a stigma. The stigmatization stalled people from seeking help and making the situation worse. Good for all these celebs who spoke about their struggles and made depression an acceptable ailment that needs treatment, not discrimination.