IMPACT

A Fan Asked Dan Harmon For Advice On Depression. His Response Was Beautiful.

"We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It's okay to feel bad," said the co-creator of "Rick and Morty."

12/01/2017 09:31 EST | Updated 12/05/2017 11:40 EST
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Dan Harmon delivered for a fan who asked for tips on dealing with depression.

The “Rick and Morty” co-creator crafted four thought-provoking tweets after a Twitter user asked him on Tuesday for advice about coping with the condition.

Harmon suggested that the woman who posed the question “admit and accept” that the depression is happening because “awareness is everything.”

“We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good. It’s okay to feel bad,” he said. He also urged her to remember that “feelings are real but they aren’t reality” and that she shouldn’t have to “deal with it alone.”

Check out his full thread here:

Harmon’s tweeted response surprised the original questioner, who said she was “kinda star struck” to receive a reply. She hailed Harmon’s advice as being “probably better than my therapist could’ve said it.”

The posts also clearly resonated with other Twitter users, as they elicited similarly appreciative replies:

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