Mazumdar-Shaw intends to help with greater government engagement in order to shape policy around mental health in India
The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), a not-for-profit organisation which works to expand mental health awareness in India, has appointed Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon, as a trustee on the board of the foundation.
“As a member of the TLLLF Board, I intend to help with greater government engagement in order to shape policy around mental health in India. I also believe that greater community based programs that focus on treatment interventions for psychiatric disorders will hopefully help to remove the associated stigma. One in five people in India will suffer from depression in their lifetime, so we must endeavour to improve the lives of these suffering millions,” said Mazumdar-Shaw.
Deepika Padukone, Founder, TLLLF, said, “Mental health is an area that requires sustained effort and multi-stakeholder engagement. Mazumdar-Shaw’s experience with large, focussed organisations that deliver sustained and impactful outcomes across stakeholder groups will be beneficial as the scale of TLLLF’s activities continues to grow year on year. Kiran has been a staunch supporter of TLLLF even before the foundation was formally launched in 2015 and we are thrilled to have her now join the board.”