More on J.K. Rowling Depression Comments in Edinburgh Student Newspaper Interview


Mar 24, 2008

Posted by: SueTLC | Comments


Several weeks ago TLC reported about a lengthy interview J.K. Rowling that appeared in the Edinburgh Student newspaper. In that interview, Jo spoke openly again about her struggles with depression while a single mother and the difficult period in her life before the publication of the Harry Potter novels. The author of the Edinburgh Student interview now has apparently released audio of the interview to main stream media, which are reporting that this audio contains the Harry Potter author saying she had “suicidal thoughts” during this period in her life, before seeking Cognitive Behavioural therapy to help her overcome her depression. While these comments are not in the original published interview (scans here, pdf here), you can read more on these comments via links to The Times and USA today.

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