One of the reasons why we love watching K-Dramas — besides the kilig factor — is because of the wide range of topics that they cover. K-dramas have even dealt with mental health, even though the subject remains taboo in South Korea. Here are some K-Dramas that weren’t afraid to confront these complicated issues.
Kill Me, Heal Me
In this drama, the main character Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) has dissociative personality disorder after he survived traumatic events. He tries to regain his life with the help of Oh Ri Jun ( Hwang Jung-eum). But over time, their relationship evolves from one that’s strictly professional to a more romantic one.
Park Si-on (Joo Won) is a person with savant sydrome. Because of his genius-level memory and keen spatial skills, he is able to enter the field of pediatric surgery as a resident. But because of his condition, he is looked down upon by his colleagues.
Woo Seo-ri (Shin Hye-sun) is a young girl who has hopes and dreams of becoming one of the greatest violinists. But because of an accident, she fell into a coma. Gong Woo-jin (Yang Se-jong) is a man who doesn’t want to fall in love because of the mental scars he has from the past. How will these two help each other move forward and forget the horrors of yesterday?
My ID is a Gangnam Beauty
This drama is about dealing with insecurities that stem from being bullied. My ID is a Gangnam Beauty is about Kang Mi-rae (Im Soo-hyang) who decides to go under the knife to be the ultimate campus beauty. But things don’t exactly go as planned when her classmates discover the truth.
Rain or Shine
A story about two people who have lost all faith in life after their loved ones in a tragic accident. Lee Kang-doo ( Lee Jun-ho) is a former athlete who lost his father and had to undergo rehabilitation for his injured legs. Ha Moon-so (Woo Jin-ah) is a young woman who takes care of her mother after she lost her sisters. Both characters are struggling to accept the fact that they aren’t really okay.
Crash Landing On You
We all know the story of this K-Drama, but an important part of Crash Landing On You’s plot is that Yoon Seri ( Son Ye-jin) was suffering from depression when she went to Switzerland. Because of Jeong-hyeok ( Hyun Bin), she was able to find some calmness and clarity.
It’s Okay That’s Love
Successful author Jang Jae-yeol (Jo In-sung) is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia that comes from being abused as a child. When he meets Gong Hyo-jin, a doctor who suffers from anxiety, their worlds clash and they eventually fall for each other.
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Ko Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji) is a successful children’s book author that suffers from an antisocial personality disorder. While Moon Kang-tae is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. After meeting each other they slowly start to change and help heal each other’s wounds
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