Friday, March 23, 2018

the Patronus

"Dragging myself through another bout of severe depression and re-reading the 'Harry Potter' series to strengthen my Patronus. A million thanks to J.K. Rowling for the magical escape that's always there when it's needed",  a fan wrote on twitter. 

"Those stories saved their author, too. Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people. Keep that Patronus powerful" replied Rowling.

Rowling said her experiences with depression inspired the idea of Dementors — dark, soul-sucking beings that drain their victims of all hope. "I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed — never. What’s there to be ashamed of?"

If you need help, don't suffer in silence. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or visit their website for more information.