Several Philippine-based K-Pop group launched “With You,” a campaign aimed at helping people suffering from depression.
On December 21, six K-Pop fan bases—Carat Land Philippines (Seventeen), Wanna One PH (Wanna One), Wanna One Union PH (Wanna One), NCT PH (NCT), JBJ PH (JBJ), and KARD PH (KARD)—joined together and started the campaign with the hashtag #SaveALife. The “MoveMeant,” as they call it, was launched in light of SHINee’s Kim Jonghyun’s passing. Although it was created by K-Pop fans, non-K-Pop fans may also reach out to them. So far, the campaign offers helpline through direct messages on its Twitter account @WithYouPH.
SAVING LIVES: Today marks the start of our service to the people who are suffering from depression. Our DM is now open to everyone.
This MoveMeant was made after Jonghyun’s passing. We don’t limit our service to PH K-pop fans, everyone is welcome.
— With You (@WithYouPH) December 21, 2017
It’s great that K-Pop fans are doing efforts to help raising awareness about mental illnesses and provide as much assistance to those who need it.
If you would like to talk or seek help, please do not hesitate to reach out. Additionally, you may view the list of international help lines that you can contact on this website. If you are from the Philippines, you may also call 804-HOPE (4673), 0917-558-HOPE (4673), or 2919 (toll-free for Globe and TM subscribers). Please remember, there is someone willing to listen to you.