J.K. Rowling Once Pondered Suicide

March 23rd, 2008 // 6 Comments

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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.

By Lisa Timmons
  1. jbonz

    Well for Christ’s sake!
    Anyone who is capable of thinking at all has thought about suicide at some point. Why don’t you tell us about how sore your feet get after a long walk-that’s about as shocking.

  2. Howard

    So what, who has not at one time or other! It is when you actually try it that there is any element of shock to it at all.

  3. sandy

    I have NEVER thought of suicide. When you are a true born-again Christian, you don’t do that. You have the love and joy of Jesus Christ in your spirit.

    I’m not surprised about this story. She is into the demonic and that brings about sorrow and despair.

  4. Ugherz

    Yes, goodness knows nothing screams demons like a teenage wizard. Someone get me a crucifix.

  5. krystyn

    Sandy-Jesus will deal with you and your ignorance when the time comes, until then keep spewing your hate and stupidity

    I’m not a born again anything. And I’ve NEVER contemplated suicide. Ever. I’m 29 and been through quite a bit and its never crossed my mind.

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