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Reality of Depression and Kpop
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.
Wow!
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?

Comment below!

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I personally suffer from depression and have been since my freshman year of highschool, 9 years ago, I don't like medication because for a while that was how I coped. I almost died from OD twice and since then I am even afraid to take anything even for a headache for fear of relapse. Most of the time I can go through life as if nothing is wrong but I have to be careful because if I don't my relapses are hard. Just last week I hit a low spot and so I decided to write a fic. One thing that I find helpful is to watch Kdramas or movies, I just got finished watching Secretly Greatly so good so sad made me cry lots, that make me feel emotions to regulate myself. If I don't make myself feel things that I'm not getting in my everyday life then I drop back down. I could tell that GD suffers from depression just by the way he looks sometimes. His eyes scream it to me. I also knew about a few of the others but what surprised me was that T.O.P. also suffers from it.
2 years agoReply
I read an interview recently in which T.O.P said that he basically stayed in bed and drank for months after he finished Commitment because it left him in such a dark place. And if you look at GD's eyes in pictures lately, they just look so sad. I think the fact that they're both so talented and so honest about their struggles is a big part of why their fans adore them like they do. It makes them relatable because so many of us have been there.
2 years agoReply
Thank you so much for sharing @SarahHawkins @glostick @JessicaChaney @SharayahTodd @DeniseiaGardner and thank you so much @amobigbang for writing this card. Not many people understand how depression works. They think it's just being sad about something when it's an illness that can happen to anyone at any time. Even people that seem really happy. The kpop idols are a great example. From the outside it seems like they have nothing to be upset about but that's not how depression works. I'm glad you're on a plan that works for you and that you were able to get help. It can be so difficult, especially when it seems like your peers don't support you or understand what you're going through. It's really unfair. I'm sorry it took me so long to comment, this card honestly struck a chord with me because while I'm really healthy right now, I haven't always been. Right now I'm supporting a friend who is going through a serious bout, and while they're getting the help they need it's going to be a really long journey for them. @TessStevens this seems like it's right up your alley.
2 years agoReply
i have found ways to deal with it. like vingle.
2 years agoReply
@amobigbang Thank you for tagging me. Yes I too suffer from depression. I got diagnosed 2 months after my divorce process started. Since it was not my choice to divorce and I was still, at the time very much in love with my soon-to-be ex-husband. I took it extremely hard. I opted out of medication and instead turned my focus to my son, school and work. I'm still struggling to this very day but I have made it a decision to not let it run my life. For everyone affected by this terrible thing, I will be here to support you. Feel free to drop me a message. 馃槉 Let's try to get better together.
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