07/08/2015 12:45 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Deepika Padukone Unveils The Logo Of Her 'Live Love Laugh' Foundation

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Amidst the tweets about her latest film 'Tamasha', Deepika Padukone has unveiled, on Twitter, the first look of the logo of her new foundation, 'Live Love Laugh', an initiative against depression.

The actress has taken on this initiative after publicizing her own struggle with depression earlier this year. "I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn't help. One needs support and understanding," she said.

Read: Bollywood Superstar Opens Up About Her Struggle With Depression, Anxiety

Over the past few years, India has been on the map for registering high rates of major depression as compared to other countries in the world. In 2011, a study based on the World Health Organisation's World Mental Health Survey Initiative said that lifetime incidents, of what was identified as Major Depressive Episodes (MDE), were highest among Indians at 35.9 percent.

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