#250posts24hrsAAPI - 117: LPGA Tour's Christina Kim And Overcoming Depression

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Definitely read this because I think it's inspiring to hear from an Asian American woman who by all accounts - is living the life.

Kim recounted this in her blog in July 2012. At the time, she couldn’t explain why her mood was so dark, her life so unhappy. She knew what she had — a supportive family, good friends, a well-established professional golf career, legions of fans who delighted in her effervescent personality and chatty presence on and off the course.

In 2011, 2012 and parts of 2013, she said, it was a facade.

She was masking deep mental pain and emotional anguish.

After the incident in Spain, Kim said she felt she had hit “rock bottom and it was OK to ask for medical intervention.”

Medication was prescribed. Slowly, it worked.
Mental health and self care is important - however you phrase it. And as we know - sometimes it can be shamed in our communities.

Hopefully more people talk about it so more people can take action against it without feeling shamed or like they've done something wrong.