With its wacky inter-dimensional adventures and philosophical insights, it's easy to see why the adult animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty provides comfort to so many people with depression.

But one fan of the show got more than she bargained for when she tweeted Rick and Morty's co-author, Dan Harmon, asking how to cope with her condition.

She didn't expect the showrunner to respond, but he did, and amazingly so with a detailed and gentle series of tweets worthy of printing out and pinning up on your wall.

"For One: Admit and accept that it's happening," Harmon tweeted back to the user, @chojuroh, starting a series of four tweets. "Awareness is everything. We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good.

"It's okay to feel bad. It might be something you're good at! Communicate it. DO NOT KEEP IT SECRET. Own it. Like a hat or jacket. Your feelings are real."

Take a look at Harmon's full response below:




Harmon's unexpected advice clearly meant a lot to the user, who said she was "kinda star-struck" and thanked him a lot.

His carefully considered words also seemed to give solace to a lot of other Twitter users, as their response showed:

The best thing about Twitter is that it lets people communicate with their idols and share unexpected moments like these.

Harmon may not be as famous as his show, but many more people will be paying attention to his words of wisdom in the future.

'U OK M8?' is an initiative from LADbible in partnership with a range of mental health charities which features a series of films and stories to raise awareness of mental health.

Explore more here and don't suffer in silence. Reach out. It's the brave thing to do.

MIND: 0300 123 3393.

Samaritans: 116 123.

CALM: Outside London 0808 802 5858, inside London 0800 58 58 58.

Mental Health Foundation

Featured Image Credit: Rick and Morty

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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