Harry Potter

I am a major Harry Potter fan. People don’t really understand this. They consider it as a nerdy, geeky thing. But they don’t really know how much it means to me.
I am struggling with depression and self harm and suicidal thoughts. When I read the books or watch the films, I feel so happy. HP keeps me from suicide. People don’t understand why I love it so much, but no one knows about my depression. I don’t know how to open to people about my self harm and depression because my parents don’t believe in mental illnesses.

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  1. Hi, I don’t think you need to worry about what other people think of you. A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep. Furthermore, you are not alone in this, there are thousands or even millions of Harry Potter fans out there who would support you in this, and what is wrong with reading books? What’s wrong with being nerdy or geeky? Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.

    As for your depression issue, I think you should try to let your family know about this. Try talk to them when they are not occupied/busy, have a heart to heart talk with them. If you are uncomfortable talking with them all at once, maybe just have a one to one conversation with one of them. Just like most parents or family members, they may probably find it hard to believe in the beginning because they do not have adequate knowledge of depression and don’t know how to react or diagnose the issue. But overtime, when you talk more and share more of your feeling with your family, they will eventually understand the pain you are enduring. I know is tough, but it is a vital first step you need to take.

    Alternatively, you can talk to a professional counsellor, whether is in school or outside. You can also try calling the befrienders hotline, they are there to listen to your problem. You will feel much better after opening up and sharing your problems. Give it a try.

    Australia
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=AU

    Brazil
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=BR

    Bulgaria
    Sofia Hotline
    Hotline: 0035 9249 17 223

    Canada
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=CA

    India
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=IN

    Italy
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=IT

    Germany
    Telefonseelsorge Deutschland
    Hotline: 0800 1110 111
    Hotline: 0800 1110 222

    Sweden
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=SE

    United States of America
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=US

    United Kingdom
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory?country=GB

    Other Countries
    https://www.befrienders.org/directory

    Remember, don’t lock yourself up. Sometimes in life, you can fall down holes you can’t climb out by yourself. That’s what family, friends and professional therapist are for – to help. They can’t help, however, unless you let them know you’re down there.

    Good luck friend and don’t give up. I will pray for your happiness always.

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