How to motivate yourself when faced with depression? Author J K Rowling has the answer -- the right Patronus (The Wizardkind would say)!
A woman named Sally took to Twitter earlier this week to say how during “another bout of severe depression”, she looked up the Potter books to “strengthen my Patronus”. It was a thank you note for Rowling. Sally wrote she is thankful “for the magical escape that’s always there when it’s needed”.
The bestselling author saw the message and responded with this:
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 ✨ https://t.co/d9ByD4WtCo— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 19, 2018
“These stories saved their author, too,” wrote Rowling, who is often vocal about coping with depression while writing the fantasy novel series
For those who don't know Rowling also battled depressed before she became an acclaimed author. It all depends how one handles that phase.
Another Twitter user Sara then praised Rowling’s stories for helping her survive through tough times. She asked the author as to which books she turned to in times of need.
To tell you the truth, when I'm really stressed or overwhelmed I turn to biographies of people who've led turbulent lives. I find it soothing and inspiring to read about people who've endured and overcome. https://t.co/oGDFHH5dzG— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 19, 2018
In reply, Rowling answered, “When I’m really stressed or overwhelmed I turn to biographies of people who’ve led turbulent lives. I find it soothing and inspiring to read about people who’ve endured and overcome.”
In the past too, Rowling had taken to Twitter to comfort fans with depression
In 2015, someone had asked her: “What would you say to someone who has failed to find meaning and wants to finally give up?”
This is how Rowling responded:
Again last year, for the author was quoted saying “some of the most gifted, successful and gorgeous people I know suffer/have suffered with depression”.
.@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
“You are not alone,” she added. “Have a hug.”
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