Singer Chinmayi has been doing her part during the coronavirus lockdown period by stepping up for those in need by singing for charity. Through her efforts, the acclaimed artiste has been raising awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic crisis including lending her voice on social issues and the problems being faced by women on social media. Taking to her Twitter page, Chinmayi has this time issued a strong response to National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut after she went on to claim that depression is caused due to drug abuse. 

Kangana had issued the statement after WhatsApp chats between Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and her manager showed them talking about drugs. The Queen actress had tweeted, "Repeat after me, depression is a consequence of drug abuse. So called high society rich star children who claim to be classy and have a good upbringing ask their manager ,” MAAL HAI KYA?” #boycottBollywoodDruggies #DeepikaPadukone".

With Kangana's statement creating plenty of controversy, Chinmayi criticized her statements and said such words only stigmatise seeking help. Her tweet read, "Non smokers, teetotallers, non coffee / tea drinkers, non paan eaters, health / fitness freaks, people whoShe has criticised her tweet as statements like these stigmatises seeking help. people who are ‘Godly’, can also get depression. Learn the difference between Clinical/ situational depression. Statements like this stigmatises seeking help." She then stated in her next tweet, "Survivors of all genders carry the trauma of sexual assault for decades. We are now talking about inter generational trauma, epigenetics. Shaming and stigma prevents women in India from even being aware of something called Post Partum Depression. Depression is real. Take help."