I don’t know when people will understand that depression isn’t a joke.
Goo Hara passed away today. She was 28.
She survived an abusive relationship, a boyfriend determined to finish off her career. She survived rape, assault. She survived revenge porn, blackmail and threat to life.
And yet the media bullied her. Blamed her. Portrayed her as the villan.
She had attempted suicide before, was rescued, yet no one felt the need to be respective, supportive or caring.
Her bestfriend, Sulli, killed herself last month. She was a favourite target of bullies for being uabashedly true to herself.
And today, society, media and hatred has murdered another successful young woman, has killed another icon.
We promised that no one would have to suffer like Jonghyun. Jonghyun, who had clinical depression, was attacked by conservative outlets for being a wonderful human being, for supporting lgbt groups in a country like Korea, for speaking out about mental health.
I wonder how many Sullis, Goo Haras and Jonghyuns it would make us realise that WE NEED TO NOTICE DEPRESSION AND ACT.
Take care, and be strong everyone.