Korean films and dramas are known for the quality and variety of themes raised. One of them, regarding mental health which unfortunately is still a taboo topic to be discussed in the community.
If you are looking for film recommendations and KDrama on mental health, the following five titles can be selected. Has an exciting story and stars famous actors and actresses, all five are certainly not to be missed!
1. It’s Okay That’s Love (2014)
“It’s Okay, That’s Love” is a KDrama starring Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Sung Dong Il, Lee Kwang Soo, D.O. EXO, and Lee Sung Kyung. KDrama tells the story of a love story between a popular novelist and radio announcer and a first-year psychiatrist at a university hospital.
Being one of the pioneers of Korean drama that discusses mental health, there are many mental disorders that are discussed deeply in this KDrama. Including, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, panic attacks, depression, up to phobia sex.
2. Kill Me, Heal Me (2015)
KDrama “Kill Me, Heal Me” focuses the theme of the story on dissociative identity disorder (dissociative identity disorder/ DID) or better known as multiple personalities. KDrama’s main character is Cha Do Hyun who has seven personalities. He then fell in love with a psychiatric resident named Oh Ri Jin.
Starring Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, and Park Seo Joon, this romantic comedy genre KDrama not only can make you better understand about mental disorders DID. But when watching KDrama, you can also see how the bad effects of violence experienced by a child in his childhood.
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3. Kim Ji Young: Born 1982 (2019)
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Appointed from the popular novel by Cho Nam Joo, “Kim Ji Young: Born 1982” starring Jung Yu Mi and Gong Yoo. This film tells the story of the life of Kim Ji Young who had to face various acts of sexism, from the time she was small to building a household and having children.
This film not only explores the problems of sexism faced by women, but also about mental disorders that can occur as a result of constant stress and stress. Kim Ji Young who is an ordinary woman shows that anyone can experience mental disorders, such as depression.
4. Fix You (2020)
Starring Shin Ha Kyun, Jung So Min, Tae In Ho, and Park Ye Jin, KDrama “Fix You” is also known as “Soul Mechanic” or “Soul Repairer”. KDrama tells the story of psychiatrists who try to help patients with a variety of mental disorders in a ward or psychiatric clinic.
Having a light story, since the initial episode, KDrama discusses various types of mental disorders and various problems faced by patients. Among other things, eating disorders, alcoholism, delusional disorders, threshold personality disorders, voyeurism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many more.
5. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)
“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” is KDrama comeback Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji. KDrama tells about the love story between a soul nurse and caregiver who do not have time to love with children’s book authors who have antisocial personality disorders.
Also playing on Netflix, KDrama has a tangle of stories that stir emotions, but it is quite easy to follow. In addition, KDrama is also suitable for self-healing with its inspiring story and realistic topics, such as the weight of the struggle to be caregiver as well as the impact of traumatic events on a person.
Well, those are the five Korean film and drama recommendations that address mental health. Having a tangle of interesting stories, each is expected to make you more open in discussing mental health so that it helps eliminate the stigma associated with this topic.
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