K-Pop star Eric Nam has recently introduced a Mindset app to bring artists from different communities together on one platform to discuss their mental health journey and break mental health taboos in the Asian community.
while talking with Well-informed personthe Paradise The singer, who is also the founder of Dive Studios, said, “This entertainment industry is cutthroat and so I wanted to create a platform that would allow artists to speak freely in a comfortable environment about what was going on.”
The singer-songwriter wants Mindset to be a safe space for Asian Americans who can tell their stories without “fear of judgment.”
Meanwhile, Nam also reminisced about his not-so-easy musical journey when he came to Korea after moving from the United States.
“The journey to become an independent musician has been really challenging. It sounds sexy, it sounds great. But it is a lot of work,” he added.
The singer continued, “I had a lot of emotional distress when I started my career in Korea. He suffered from symptoms of anxiety and depression.”
Interestingly, the singer also reported how the record company warned him not to seek therapy because it would affect his music career.
Nam added that all this experience helped him understand the importance of mental health, which is why he developed this app to make this industry inclusive.