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J.K. Rowling Has Perfect Response to Fan Who Feels 'Sad All the Time'

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Just when we didn’t think we could love J.K. Rowling any more than we already do, she does this. The celebrated author of the “Harry Potter” books responded to a distressed fan on Twitter who alluded to depression.

Could you please teach me how to scare the dementors that have been living under my bed?” asked Twitter user @mtrssmustdie. “I’m tired of being sad all the time.”

Rowling has been vocal about her mental health challenges in the past — she faced depression and experienced suicidal thoughts while writing the first of the Harry Potter books, according to the Guardian. She had this to say to the fan: “They’re bothering a unique, valuable human being who deserves happiness. Ask for help. Don’t fight alone. Big hug.”

She also retweeted some advice from another fan who suggested eating chocolate helps fight dementors as well.

This isn’t the first time Rowling has dispensed some wisdom to fans facing challenges. In May of last year, the author responded to a tweet about failure.

“This may get lost in the noise…” the fan’s tweet read. “But what wold you say to someone who has failed to find meaning and wants to finally give up?”

Rowling first responded with some inspirational photos and then said, “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.”

h/t Seventeen

Related: The Artist Behind the Painting J.K. Rowling Just Called Out on Twitter

Image via Wikimedia Commons/Daniel Ogren

Originally published: February 8, 2016
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