LIST: All The Mental Health Disorders Shown In “Tomorrow”—Kim Hee Sun, Rowoon, And Lee Soo Hyuk

Korean drama “Tomorrow” tackles various social issues and spotlights on different mental health disorders every week.

1.) Suicide
The whole series revolves around Grim Reapers who are part of Risk Management team—created to help those who are thinking of ending their lives.

2.) PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is described as “a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event—either experiencing it or witnessing it.” Symptoms may include “anxiety, flashbacks, and severe panic attacks.” The series brings to light the cause and effects of PTSD.

Cases such as Kang Woo Jin (who had to live through a series of unfortunate events)and Jae Soo (who repeatedly failed his exams) showcased different degrees of PTSD.

a. PTSD from Bullying
In episodes 1-2, viewers got to see the past and present life of TV screenwriter Noh Eun Bi. Despite her seemingly successful present self, Noh Eun Bi was suffering from her traumatic experiences during her school years.

b. PTSD from War
Episode 6 was about war veteran Lee Young Chun—his early life before the war, and the challenges he encountered from a young age until his final days. “Tomorrow” also showed respect to war veterans by portraying them as the heroes they truly are.

3.) Anorexia and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Shin Ye Na, a marketing team leader for a cosmetic brand, showcased signs of Anorexia and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Anorexia is an eating disorder is “an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight.” Those diagnosed with Anorexia would go to extreme lengths to maintain their thin figure, including self-induced vomiting to get rid of food.

If you know someone who needs help, please reach out to them.

• The National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) Crisis Hotline:
Landline: (02) 7989-8727
Mobile: (0917) 899-8727 (or 0917 899-USAP)
Mobile: 0966-351-4518
• Hopeline:
Landline: (02) 8804-4673
Mobile: (0917) 558-4673
• Crisis Line by In Touch Community Services:
Landline: (02) 8893-7603
Mobile: (0917) 863-1136
Mobile: (0908) 141-9567

• Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA):
Landline: (02) 8921-4958
• National Center for Mental Health (NCMH):
Landline: (02) 7989-8727

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