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PM Modi Urged Indians To Talk About Depression In An Enlightening Speech

"Depression can be overcome. We all can play a role in helping those suffering from depression overcome it."

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On this week's Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi decided to speak up about depression.

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He spoke up about the issue because the focus of World Health Day this year is depression and mental health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) claims that around 36% of Indians suffer from depression.

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