World Economic Forum 2020: Deepika Padukone Receives Crystal Award

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Davos: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for spreading awareness about the importance of mental health.

The actress, in her acceptance speech, said people must understand depression and anxiety are like any other illness and can be treated and her own experience has encouraged her to work for this cause.

Padukone was given the award for her leadership in raising mental health awareness – which she did by going public with her own experience with anxiety and depression.

She had started working for the cause of mental health through her foundation The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) in June 2015.

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