Depression is real and it's not fun at all amigos. Life can have ups and downs and these changes can have a different impact on people. Depression does not discriminate, and sadly our kpop loves are not excluded from being attacked from this beast.
I found an article on Koreaboo about kpop stars that suffer from Depression. I thought it was worth reading.
Warning this is a long card and a serious topic.
This is so true. Kpop world may be awesome but it does come with a price...mentally and physically.
I'm sad that my Papi has depression. I know he deals with so much stuff. I pray he finds a balance so he can get better.
Even pretty people get depression. Depression does not care who you are.
I know he playfully spoke about this on a show. They asked him why he didn't like to expose his body. He laughed saying he really didn't know. Maybe he's just weird. Then a light came on for me. After thinking about how he suffered from being overweight as a child I thought hum....he could suffer from depression. I read too that when loosing weight he barely ate food. BB kings need love too.
I am willing to admit that I was having issues adjusting to life during college years. I sad, had anxiety, mood swings, couldn't focus, wasn't eating, and feeling worthless. I began over sleeping to avoid people. I hated waking up each morning to see the sun. I knew something was wrong. SO.........
I went to see a psychologist. He diagnosed me with Clinical Depression. IT IS NOT FUN! However, I was determined not to let it regulate my life. I also opted put of taking medicine. I manage my depression naturally and spiritually. HOWEVER, THIS IS A PERSONAL CHOICE. EVERYONE HANDLES DEPRESSION DIFFERENTLY.
If you suspect having depression I strongly recommend that you talk to your doctor.
Signs of Depression....I'm not a psychologist, but I'm going to school to be a therapist. Don't self diagnose, but if you truly experience any of these on a regular basis please consult with your doctor.
Depression is genetic and has to do with chemical imbalances with the brain plus environmental stress/triggers.
I do deal with depression on a regular basis, but since I follow through with my treatment plan and use positive coping skills I'm not depressed as much as before. However, I seem to get depressed during change and when I'm in stressful situations.
It's important to know my triggers so I can avoid then when possible.
How to deal with depression....
Personally, I like to talk to people in my support system...my mom, dad, best friend, mentor. If I don't feel like talking I write poetry or short stories. I used to keep a journal of poems. Sometimes, I listen to music and sip on green tea. I go to church too.
I just find positive things to do.
Here is a link to a card with some fun things that I do also and is on my to do list.
Maybe you have a loved one suffering from depression and you want to be supportive. These are some things to not say to them.
When I was going through a depressive episode a friend of mine said "Well, there are ppl worst off than you. Honestly, you have nothing to be sad about."
This person made my situation worst by saying such ignorant things.
Sometimes, we don't always want advice. We just need a non judgmental listening ear. It is helpful to know when to give advice, when to actively listen, show empathy, and when to give that individual their space. If you truly don't know what to do sincerely ask that person what can you do to help.
What are your thoughts? Do you know a someone who deals with depression?