Actress Park Jin Hee's master's thesis paper has become a hot topic in the Korean entertainment industry. Having returned with her movie, My Mother recently, her master's thesis paper titled "Studies on Depression and Suicidal Urges Among Actors" which had been submitted last year at Yonsei University's School of Social Welfare has gained some interest lately. Park Jin Hee mentioned in her thesis that among the 260 actors she interviewed last year, at least 38.9% belonged to those suffering from depression. Depression among actresses were more severe than actors, with 1 in every 9 suffering from it and thus have a higher possibility of commiting suicide. When the actors were asked, 'Have you thought of dying because it's too tiring to live', about 40% of those interviewed said yes. When questioned further if they have ever thought about translating that suicidal thought into actual action, about 30% said yes, indicating that there's a high inclination among actors who would commit suicide. Park Jin Hee's representative expressed, "Her thesis was completed last year so it was a surprise that people are bringing this up now. Jin Hee had made a brief mention of her thesis during a recent interview, so perhaps that's the reason."
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