Former Nine Muses member Ryu Sera has been an advocate for mental health, as the former girl group member continues to share her personal experiences with the taboo subject.
While mental health is still quite a taboo topic in South Korea, Ryu Sera has been open about her personal journey, detailing her experiences through her Instagram. Her most recent upload discusses her diagnoses, panic depression and ADHD and how she’s been living with them — for the past two years.
I went to a big hospital at the recommendation of the writer, Hyunjin. Even though I don’t want to rely on medication, I made this decision because I didn’t want to regret neglecting any potential treatment. How have you all been doing?
It’s been 2 years since I was diagnosed with panic depression and it’s been 4 months since I have been receiving treatment for my ADHD. The day has officially come where instead of relying on medication, I can communicate with a psychologist instead.
I have learned a lot and discovered an important truth. I wanted to share it with you all in case it can help you. Sometimes, people with attention deficit disorders or hyperactivity disorders will only receive treatment for depression because of their anxiety. I strongly advise that you get tested for both together.
With that said, I hope you all have a lovely day today!
— Ryu Sera @ryuserasera/Instagram
Ryu Sera previously debuted as the main vocalist of Nine Muses back in 2010, kickstarting her K-Pop career. She would eventually go on to become the leader of the girl group, proving her leadership abilities. Following her contract expiration with Star Empire in 2014, however, she departed the girl group while remaining with the label.
She has since released several solo albums after leaving Nine Muses, but has recently transitioned into a new career endeavor with her YouTube channel. Her channel, Sera Ryu shares her love for music, as she posts her reactions to various different music videos. Her most recent upload is her reaction to SF9‘s “Tear Drop” music video, which you can check out below.