J.K. Rowling Once Pondered Suicide

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The wildly successful author of the Harry Potter series and now the best-selling author in history admits that she once harbored thoughts of taking her own life. Before she was launched into international success, she was a single mother struggling to make ends meet. Her separation from first husband left her emotionally devastated and filled with “suicidal thoughts,” prompting her to go to therapy.

“The thing that made me go for help…was probably my daughter. She was something that earthed me, grounded me, and I thought, this isn’t right, this can’t be right, she cannot grow up with me in this state.” Now, J.K. is able to comfort herself with the pool of money she keeps out in the backyard while wearing a bathing suit and bathrobe made exclusively out of $1000 bills.