by The Welthi Bureau
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw chairperson and managing director of Biocon, is now the trustee of The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF) which is working towards mental health awarenss in India.
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, TLLLF Founder said, “Mental health is an area that requires sustained effort and multi-stakeholder engagement. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s experience will go a long way in strengthening the organization. It will also help to send the message of mental health problems in corporate India.”
Community based programs that focus on treatment interventions for psychiatric disorders will help to remove the associated stigma opined Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.
TLLLF was founded in October 2015 by actor Deepika Padukone and has since then undertaken three flagship initiatives:
1) ‘You Are Not Alone’: An awareness programme on depression, for adolescent school children and teachers, that has been conducted in six states covering more than 34,000 students and 6,480 teachers across 276urban and rural schools.
2) ‘Together Against Depression’: A programme to sensitize doctors on mental health, that has covered more than 2,000 doctors.
3) Dobara Poocho: India’s first nationwide public awareness campaign on mental health.
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