The Harry Potter author took time to respond to a fan on Twitter who reached out to the worldwide best-selling author looking for some uplifting words.
@jk_rowling This may get lost in the noise..but what would you say to someone who has failed to find meaning and wants to finally give up?— Brocaesar (@BrocaesarTV) May 4, 2015
But instead of getting lost in the shuffle, this fan got more than he ever could have anticipated. And Rowling, once again, captured our hearts.
.@BrocaesarTV And I'd say, the world is full of wonderful things you haven't seen yet. Don't ever give up on the chance of seeing them.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 4, 2015
Rowling herself is no stranger to depression, and she has very openly discussed her struggles with depression when she was in her mid-20s, prior to Harry Potter's publication.
"Mid-20s life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted," Rowling revealed in 2008 during an interview with a student journalist. "We're talking suicidal thoughts here, we're not talking, 'I'm a little bit miserable.'"
"I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never," Rowling continued. "What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that."
The fan who received Rowling's response on Twitter took the time to thank the author for her kind words and for the support of others who reached out.
I can't believe I am still getting all these nice messages from strangers. You guys are seriously the best. Thanks @jk_rowling— Brocaesar (@BrocaesarTV) May 5, 2015
As Dumbledore famously said, "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light."
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and needs help in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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