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Deepika Padukone. (Deepika Padukone/Facebook photo)

NEW DELHI — Actress Deepika Padukone’s The Live Love Laugh Foundation has come out with an awareness program on mental health for general physicians.

TLLLF, a not-for-profit organization which aims to raise awareness about mental health in India, launched a program that is designed to assist general physicians in working more effectively with their patients who may be going through depression or anxiety.

The program is called More Than Just Sad.

“We believe the program we have launched will assist them at the first level to provide the right diagnosis and guidance to patients who could be struggling to cope with mental health issues, including depression, stress and anxiety,” said Padukone, founder of TLLLF, in a statement. 

The program aims to sensitize more than 5,000 doctors on mental health issues this year. Program participants will also receive material such as videos, articles, quizzes and handouts for easy reference. The course material for More Than Just Sad has been designed in-house.

Padukone had come out and spoken about her struggle against depression last year.

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