May 10, 2021

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India has now reported more than 20 million cases of COVID-19 - although the actual figure may be much higher. Aside from the immense physical toll of the pandemic, it's also putting enormous strain on the mental health of Indians.  Lockdowns, death, illness and job insecurity all have an impact on how people feel.Indian film star Deepika Padukone is taking a stand for mental health. As the pandemic rages, she's raising awareness of psychiatric problems - and the ways people can get help.Thousands are dying every day in India, as it experiences the biggest wave of coronavirus infections the world has seen.  The healthcare system is in danger of collapse. And millions are suffering from anxiety and depression. Deepika Padukone is urging people to get help. She set up the Live Love Laugh Foundation. It helps connect people with mental health assistance, like telephone hotlines and suicide prevention centers. She says no life should be lost to mental illness. Breakdowns, fear, anxiety. These are the words 29 year old Kanika uses...