warning: pretty intense feelings about depression/hopelessness/suicidal thoughts ahead.
*for those of you who haven’t read harry potter (the books of my childhood!), a dementor is a monster that sucks out your soul and makes everyone around it feel cold and sad. a patronus is a spell that can be cast by a witch/wizard that takes the shape of an animal unique to them that keeps the dementor at bay. you can only casting it by thinking of the things that make you most happy.