Everyone has a different reaction to pain, a different way of dealing with it. While external pain can be treated with some painkillers, internal pain is harder to soothe. For some, they deal with internal pain using drastic measures.
Former AOA member Mina, real name Kwon Min-ah (권민아), recently had an emotional breakdown. Fans were worried and concerned when the ex-idol later uploaded a self-harm photo on her Instagram.
The 27-year-old is a former member of the South Korean girl group AOA (Ace of Angels, 에이오에이). While it was a dream many would have wanted, for Mina, it was a nightmare. Mina sparked a lot of controversy in July last year when she revealed she had been bullied by AOA’s captain, Shin Ji-min (신지민) for about 10 years. The ex-idol also admitted she suffered from depression, panic disorder and has self-harmed three times. Since then, she has been getting treatment for her disorder and depression, however things took a turn for the worse in January 2021. After receiving scathing comments from Ji-min’s fans, Mina lashed out at them and admitted it was getting hard for her again.
Everything came to head yesterday (26th April), when Mina posted a message on her social media. She stated that she had called a psychiatric hospital and the nurse on call was impatient and short with her. When she confronted the nurse later, they said “It’s a misunderstanding.” Mina felt that the nurse was bullying her and sadly, this was not the first time. According to her post, she had visited the place before and was treated with indifference by the same nurse. Although she didn’t want to return, it was the most convenient hospital. Their previous treatment had also helped her.
The post incited a discussion from netizens. Some doubted her plight which drove Mina to desperate measures. On 27th April around midnight KST, Mina uploaded a graphic photo of her sliced hand. It was clearly directed to her haters as her caption read, “Why, is this dirty? Does this make you sick? Every single word you say makes me relieve like this. Oh, the suicide show? You said this is to gain sympathy. Well then, why don’t you give some?” The ex-idol sounded furious yet heartbroken as she dealt with her haters. “You don’t know anything about me and yet still (stomp) and (rip) me apart every day. I’ve been trying my best and lived like a fool,” she wrote.
As Mina’s contract with her agency was terminated in March, fans were concerned no one would be there to check in on her. Many left encouraging messages on her Instagram and on Twitter, sending their love and well-wishes to the former idol.
The photo has since been deleted, but there has been no news on Mina’s current well-being. We hope she is doing better and our hearts go out to her.