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Ricky and Morty creator gives great depression advice

Ricky and Morty creator gives great depression advice
When @chojuroh tweeted Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon they weren’t expecting a reply, but they wanted advice from someone they believed could help: ”do u have any advice for dealing with depression”
Harmon replied, and he did so amazingly:
“For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It’s okay to feel bad. It might be something you’re good at! Communicate it. DO NOT KEEP IT SECRET. Own it. Like a hat or jacket. Your feelings are real.”
“Two: try to remind yourself, over and over, that feelings are real but they aren’t reality. Example: you can feel like life means nothing. True feeling. Important feeling. TRUE that you feel it, BUT…whether life has meaning? Not up to us. Facts and feelings: equal but different.”
“The most important thing I can say to you is please don’t deal with it alone. There is an incredible, miraculous magic to pushing your feelings out. Even writing “I want to die” on a piece of paper and burning it will feel better than thinking about it alone. Output is magical. Dark thoughts will echo off the walls of your skull, they will distort and magnify. When you open your mouth (or an anonymous journal or blog or sketchpad), these thoughts go out. They’ll be back but you gotta get em OUT. Vent them. Tap them. I know you don’t want to but try it.”
Which is a really awesome reply.
What did @chojuroh think? “sorry I’m kinda star struck rn so I’m having a hard time articulating anything other than thank you so goddamn much for all of this…”

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