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Julie Mazziotta
October 12, 2016 03:16 PM

Harry Potter‘s Devon Murray opened up about his struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts.

The actor, best known for playing fellow Gryffindor Seamus Finnigan in the eight-movie series, tweeted about getting help in honor of World Mental Health Day.

“I’ve been battling depression in silence for ten years & only recently spoke about it and has made a huge difference,” Murray, 27, wrote.

“I had suicidal thoughts this year and that was the kick up the arse that I needed! Open up, talk to people. If you suspect a friend or family member is suffering in silence #ReachOut to them. Let them know you care #worldmentalhealthday.”

His tweets filled up with comments from fans thanking him for speaking out, and offering support. Many added that they, too, battled with mental health issues.

Murray thanked them for their encouragement.

“Wow!! After my tweets regarding my own #mentalhealth the amount of people saying I was the first person they told about their own is amazing,” he wrote. I’m so happy that from me opening up it helped so many of you find the strength to. We are all loved and cared about by those around us #talk.”

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“I’m also so thankful for all the kind messages of support yesterday. So much love for you all.”

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