depression can be a killer and from what shown, Korea has little or no help or understanding of suffers.
Choi Jin Shil hardly the first who from the outside seem to have everything to live for but instead felt they could not go on. The culture of anti-fans and being judged over the net, the scandal stories put out by low class papers [gutterpress] No private life unless you constantly on your guard, must be totally draining for those concerned, for Choi Jin Shil the loan scandal, witch was never proved one way or the other, seemed to have been the last straw. Depression alters your normal thinking seeming to leave no way out. it common for those that suffer to refuse help, leaving those left behind with a huge feeling of guilt in not seeing what was truly going on.
I remember reading once of how a gossip rag put out a story about Jang Nara having an apportion and it took like two years for her to get over the hurt and depression that caused her, even though the story was clearly a fake, it is shocking how just a few words can hurt and tip the balance, witch seems to have been the case for Choi Jin Shil .
I wish Asian celebs would take more aggressive action against statements just said out of hate or to sell papers and without any proof behind them.