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How Harry Potter Can Help Those of Us Healing From Trauma

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Depictions of mental illness in film and literature can be beautifully therapeutic. We read or watch a character who faces the same struggles and hardships that we face.

We realize we are not alone in our struggles and eventually accept ourselves as we are. It’s only with acceptance and self-love that we may grow.

We watch as our beloved characters battle their mental illness and feel their pain and struggle as if it were our own. J.K. Rowling battled depression as she wrote the beloved Harry Potter series.

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