Minzy Opens Up About Depression, Suicidal Thoughts & Leaving 2NE1
This was a really powerful read and shows what so many young idols are going through right now :( See the link above for the full thing but here are some quotes: ...but the star notes that four years of waiting for her professional life to start at age 15 stunted her personal growth and social skills.
"I didn't know how to have relationships with people," she reflects. "Since I was so young in such a controlled environment, I never learned how to socialize. I really didn't have a normal childhood -- I never went out to play with other kids. I was just training and everyone was older than me." "People, netizens were critiquing the fact that, you know, we were not the prettiest group," she says. "We were the 'ugly group.' I didn't know how to process that, I held that in. It was tough. [As a group], we pretended it was not a big deal and tried to forget about it, but you can't forget about it -- it's tough. I was trying to keep up with the other girls in the group in terms of maturity, but when you're up against these girl groups who look like models and you're doing something different -- cool, but different -- you deal in a different way." "I would go on stage and everyone was so supportive, they'd love me," she says. "Then when the stage was done, I would be in the hotel feeling so empty. Life felt like just a stage. I didn't know what was my life about; I wasn't sure if life was better as a performer or if life would be better just alone. It was such a contrast, but I never had the time to figure out how to balance both being on stage and being alone." Minzy fighting! If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, you can call a suicide hotline and find resources in your country here