Content warning: The following text handles topics of depression and suicide.
Following Goo Ha-ra's cryptic "Goodbye" message on May 26th other celebrities were seen chiming in to encourage Goo Ha-ra to have a more hopeful outlook. Han Jung-soo, Yoo Ho-jin-I, and Bada were all major names to reach out to her quickly.
Han Jung-soo told her to be strong, and said that enduring hardship could make her stronger. Yoo Ho-jin-I similarly encouraged her to stand tough, promising that there were many people who wanted to support her and they were all awaiting her return.
Bada had the most elaborate message. She referred to Goo Ha-ra by her first name and wrote that, while the world couldn't understand Goo Ha-ra, if she could try to understand the world she would come out with a better outlook. Bada said that Goo Ha-ra could do it and that there would be many people to understand and support her by her side.
Goo Ha-ra is currently recuperating from injuries sustained in her suicide attempt. In a message delivered through Sankei Sports Goo Ha-ra said she was doing better and promised to show a healthier self in the future. Goo Ha-ra's suicide attempt is believed to have been brought on by stress stemming from an incident last year where her ex-boyfriend allegedly attacked her and threatened to reveal secretly filmed sexual videos of the two.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, please check this international list of suicide prevention crisis centers for your local branch. If your country is not on the list, please call your local emergency services.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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