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The ladies of Jewelry S recently sat down for an interview discussing their thoughts on suicide. Check it out below.

Q. “What do you think about suicide? What do you think drives people to make such extreme decisions?”

Yewon: “A long time ago, I heard that there was a difference between feeling depressed and feeling melancholy. Anyone can feel melancholic and recover themselves through their own determination and the help of others, but depression is an illness and not temporary, it messes with your physical and mental health, much like a cold. I don’t think it’s something that people can overcome on their own, as it requires treatment from the hospital and the support of those around them. I do realize that there is somewhat of a catch-22, with the stereotypes associated with being treated for depression so people tend to hide their feelings. I think it’s one of the steps that lead people to such extreme measures.”

“Since people aren’t able to differentiate between, ‘This is just a temporary feeling’, and ‘I am suffering from depression, I need to seek help,’ the role of family members and friends is absolutely important. I think that if people show just a little more interest in the people they love, they can take one step closer to preventing such decisions.”

Q. “More and more of your fellow celebrities are committing suicide lately. What is your opinion on that?”

Semi: “Departing from the fact that we share common ground in that we both have the same careers, it was a big shock to hear that they had made such a decision because I remember laughing and crying with them through their work on screen. It also makes me reflect on the career of being a celebrity. It’s hard to express outright, but it was an odd feeling to be able to feel some of the sentiments they must have felt, but at the same time viewing them from the eyes of the public. It’s a career that relies heavily on the love and interest of the public and I think people have a hard time dealing with themselves when that interest turns into hate and criticism. It’s easy to tell us not to pay attention to hateful replies, but it’s hard to not care when lies are being told about you. It’s something we need to overcome, but there are times when things just don’t go according to what we want. What helps us the most at times like that are the support and interest of our fans and warm words of advice. We’re not special because we’re celebrities.”

Q. “What do you think needs to be done to prevent suicides in our society?”

Yewon: “Like I said previously, interest! Before you think that you’re going through a hard time alone, look around you and show an interest in others. Always express your feelings and how fortunate you think to have people in your life.”

Semi: “I agree with Yewon unni. Always try to understand the perspective of the other person and see where they’re coming from. Always think of yourself as someone worthy to live and I think that will naturally help you think positively.”

Q. “What was the most difficult for you as Jewelry S? And how did you overcome that?”

Yewon: “Since I was 18, I trained for five years. I think I was most afraid of a future I couldn’t see. I was older than most trainees and I was exhausted with seeing friends debut before me. Every time that happened, I tried to talk to people around me. I naturally began to feel better after laughing and chatting with my friends.”

Semi: “As for me, it was the hardest during the audition process. I had to audition every chance I got before ‘Superstar K’ and it was hard to come away with a rejection. I never got used to that feeling. Whenever I felt depressed or sad, I’d listen to upbeat dance music and dance my stress away.”

Q. “Please provide some strength to people who are thinking about such extreme decisions. A message of support if you will.”

Jewelry S: “We understand that you’re going through an extremely hard time right now but they say that when time passes, it’s nothing big, really. Learn to lean and depend on the people around you and open your heart. When you genuinely ask for help, people will protect you by your side. We promise to sing many energetic songs for you, so please find strength.”