10:50 pm - 11/30/2018

Cheetah And JeA Open Up About Their Experiences With Depression

In the most recent episode of “Strong My Way,” Cheetah and JeA talked about depression.

A 22-year-old college student who is doing part-time work after taking a break from school said she has no interest in everything these days. She confessed she would space out and pinch her thigh like a habit, and when she came back to consciousness, she would have a bruise from it. Her friends told her she looks like she’s having a hard time and advised her to go to a hospital, but she’s afraid to go because the medical record might be an obstacle in the path of her career later on.

Cheetah and JeA expressed empathy to her situation. Cheetah said she had been in the same situation recently. JeA confessed she avoided people because she had a difficult time being bright in front of others while being depressed by herself. She said even her heart thumped whenever she received a call.

Then JeA started tearing up as she admitted she regained strength after receiving treatment. She regretted not getting help sooner and advised the college student to visit a hospital as soon as possible before things become even more difficult.

Cheetah revealed she frankly told her fans about her depression, and in turn, her fans started to confess about their own experiences with it as well. The rapper also stressed the fact that others will not able to access her counseling records and that receiving psychiatric treatment is actually a healthy sign.

source: @soompi, nate via soompi
mikachi613 30th-Nov-2018 09:55 pm (UTC)
They're very brave to be so vulnerable in a society that demonizes mental illness. Power to them.
I also love seeing women in the media being supportive of other women. More of this please.
lightframes 1st-Dec-2018 06:07 am (UTC)
I agree with everything in this comment.
premonitioner 1st-Dec-2018 12:51 am (UTC)
what they said was good but thEY NEEDED TO STRESS THAT KOREAN EMPLOYERS CAN NO LONGER LEGALLY LOOK AT EMPLOYEE MEDICAL RECORDS. I cannot believe that misinformation is still out there!
shazz_chan 1st-Dec-2018 03:24 am (UTC)
It's good to hear more and more idols/artists speaking about mental health issues <3
volume1995 1st-Dec-2018 05:28 am (UTC)
good for jea for getting treatment!!! yes to more idols opening up about their depression!!
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