Celebrities and their struggles with anxiety
When a rapper as charismatic as T.O.P. or a top-value broadcaster like Lee Sang Min are revealed to be battling anxiety, it might come as a great shock. But anxiety is a mental illness that affects many celebrities and everyday citizens alike.
The World Health Organization estimates that close to 10 percent of the world's population is affected by depression and/or anxiety. Yes, everyone experiences some form of anxiety in their lives. You get anxious when you're about to confess your love to your crush, or moments before you're about to walk in to interview for a dream job. But the anxiety becomes a serious health issue when the intense feelings of fear and worry do not go away, crippling your daily life and relationships.
With the revelation of more stars who live with anxiety and more who speak openly about their struggles, the topic that was once considered taboo is receiving more attention.