J.K. Rowling tweets words of comfort to troubled fan

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J.K. Rowling has been open about her struggles with depression in the past

, and she used her Twitter feed to offer some perspective to a fan dealing with similar issues.

In a 2008 interview, Rowling had this to say about depression:

[My] mid-20s life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted. 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. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.

[h/t Mic]