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Actor Devon Murray, who chilled in the Gryffindor common room as Seamus Finnigan for eight straight Harry Potter movies, took advantage of World Mental Health Day to open up about his struggle with depression.

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Murray's courageous statements risked further typecasting as a classic Gryffindor (it's the brave house—no matter how stupid your Patronus is.)

Seamus Finnigan with his best friend, Dean Thomas.
Seamus Finnigan with his best friend, Dean Thomas.

But they also clearly resonated with fans, some of whom responded by disclosing their own struggles with mental health.

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Moved by the response, Murray reflected on the experience of opening up in public the following day.

You can learn more about World Mental Health Day here, which is organized by the UK's Mental Health Foundation.