“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Yes, Dumbledore says that in one of the Harry Potter films and not books, but J.K. Rowling probably still would agree with her famed wizard's sentiments.
Rowling took to Twitter on Monday to help answer a big question posed by one of her fans, who asked how she would respond to someone who has "failed to find meaning."
The author's multi-tweet reply was magical.
During an interview with a student journalist in 2008, the author revealed she dealt with suicidal thoughts while she was a single mother struggling to get her work published.
"Mid-20s life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted," she said at the time. "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 said in the interview. "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 Huffington Post has reached out to the original poster for comment. Shortly after Rowling's words of encouragement, the tweeter sent thanks to the author for her support.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.