Korean American K-Pop Stars Promote Mental Health Awareness
Many recording artists struggle to cope with the trappings of fame. In South Korea, as in many cultures, talking about mental health issues is seen as taboo, causing K-pop stars to grapple with depression and mental illness on their own.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop star Eric Nam was having a meeting in New York when he suddenly felt a pain in his chest. “I thought I was going to have to call 911,” he said, recounting the experience from 2019. But instead he remained sitting and “had to quietly breathe my way” through the meeting, he said. Similarly, Jae-hyung Park, better known as Jae from K-pop band “Day6,” was in a cab returning…