Since being cast in the Harry Potter films, Devon Murray has struggled.
Now, he’s using his hardships to help others.
The 27-year-old Irish actor took to Twitter this week to reveal that he’s suffered from depression for a decade, and has even experienced suicidal thoughts as recently as this past year.
“I’ve been battling depression in silence for ten years & only recently spoke about it and has made a huge difference #worldmentalhealthday,” he wrote on Monday.
“I had suicidal thoughts this year and that was the kick up the arse that I needed!” Murray continued. “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.”
Murray, who played Seamus Finnigan in the ultra-popular franchise, was met with an outpouring of love and support from his followers, who were inspired by his coming forward.
“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,” he later wrote. “I’m also so thankful for all the kind messages of support yesterday. So much love for you all.”