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Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan Speaks Up About How Mental Health Is Treated In The Industry



Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan shared his thoughts on mental health in the entertainment industry. On October 15, the singer and actor wrote the following post on his Instagram, seemingly in light of Sulli’s passing.

"When an athlete suffers a ligament injury, even in cases when recovery by conservative treatment or rehabilitation is possible, they are usually advised to receive surgery despite the potential aftereffects. This is because the treatment period that follows an injury is included in their contracts.

With the surge in media outlets and celebrities, there are more and more things that they are forcing each other to do. There are so many adults who expect young [celebrities] to show bright and healthy smiles when they can’t eat or sleep properly. They expect [the celebrities] to be sexy but not have sex and to be tough but not fight with anyone. Many junior celebrities are agonizing over how big of an illness they want to carry in their hearts for the sake of the sweet taste of money and status.

So many papers and reports are telling us how convenient and fast psychoactive drugs are and how many side effects and aftereffects they bring about. We must no longer stand by and watch people offer substances because they were asked to or because they need a quick solution. We cannot overlook the fact that the complacent actions taken by large agencies can bring about a contagious disease that is spread without contact."

source: soompi 1 2, danedwkim11
Tags: health, shinhwa
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