Harry’s fight to produce a Patronus, and the ways he self-sabotages, mirror my own struggle with depression.
Lupin may not be an expert at fighting his own Dementors, but he’s still willing to mentor Harry in his struggle against their powers.
Given our current climate, socially and politically, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is the most relevant “Harry Potter” book right now. This first article in a two-part series examines how mental health issues and the phenomenon of biased news reporting are portrayed in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.
J.K. Rowling has said that Dementors are a metaphor for depression, but why is thinking of a happy memory the way to fight it? Psychology may provide an explanation.
The holidays aren’t a happy time of year for everyone. The “Potter” universe has plenty of metaphors for depression, and if you’re suffering this season, you’re not alone.