Deepika Padukone has been one Bollywood actress who has inspired a million others with her work and her dedication towards her art. It is known that Deepika the bubbly Bollywood actress who is loved for her dimples has gone through the darkness of depression in her past.

Deepika has been vocal about the phase of depression which she once went through and how she struggled to come out of it. The Bollywood actress also started a foundation named “Live Love Laugh” for people suffering from depression. Through the foundation she is working endlessly to spread awareness about depression and end all the stereotypes associated with it.

She has now launched the “You Are Not Alone” campaign under the foundation which will aim at making people suffering from depression speak out and bring them together, starting with students in schools. Reports suggest that the campaign will raise the information levels about the condition and help students and teachers know more about it by understating each other better. Schools have been chosen as schools are the primary communication medium for students and teachers in the school can prove to be an important supporter and adviser for the Youth which on and off suffers from the said condition at some or the other point of their lives.

The campaign will include on ground activities like training GPs, creation of national database of mental healthcare doctors and professionals and other initiatives for fundraising and creating partnerships with NGOs and institutes like TISS and NIMHANS.

These institutes will give the campaign much needed boost and pave a path to reach the ones suffering from depression.

Deepika Padukone launched the campaign at her own school where she had studied i.e. Sophia’s High School in Bengaluru. Deepika plans to spread the campaign to 200 schools very soon, post which the campaign shall be extended to colleges and corporate offices. Deepika Padukone is currently shooting for her Hollywood debut XXX: The Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel. Here’s wishing her all the best for her thoughtful campaign.