Deepika Padukone
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Actress Deepika Padukone will open up about the importance of taking care of one’s mental health during the pandemic through a virtual session.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much turmoil; social isolation, uncertainty about the future and coping with academic pressures, to name a few. And a global crisis such as this often leads to or aggravates pre-existing mental illness,” said Padukone, who will participate in a live MasterTalk Session for an online tutoring platform on July 12.

“Understanding the importance of mental health and how we can support each other during these times and beyond is most certainly the need of the hour. Through this live session, I look forward to sharing with all of you, some of the things I have learnt during the course of my personal and professional journey,” she added.

The discussion will cover Padukone’s experiences in her school years, her journey with mental illness, the work undertaken by her non-profit organisation The Live Love Laugh Foundation, and the advice she follows to manage her own mental health.