There are probably millions of reasons why we love the Harry Potter series. Many of us might relate to some of the characters in the books or the films, perhaps seeing a reflection of our own experiences in the characters’ stories. The books do an especially amazing job of accurately portraying some of the most common mental health experiences that we might go through. Here are 15 of them.
Lupin’s hidden identity
Ghosting (no, not the House ghost kind)
Pain gives us courage
The Mirror of Erised
Love is the most powerful source of magic.
Dr. Janina Scarlet is a clinical psychologist, podcaster on Harry Potter therapy, and the author of Therapy Quest, a revolutionary self-help book which combines therapy with an interactive fantasy quest. For more information go to www.superhero-therapy.com or follow her on Twitter (@ShadowQuill).