Harry Potter Causing Depression?

Aint this some mess. Here I am checking out what news articles are out for the day and I am inundated with Harry Potter this that and a third news. Does he live, does he die, damn those spoilers, etc ... Well, this article I cam across totally takes the cake.

Kids' Grief Counselors Wait By Phones in Case Harry Potter Dies

That was the title. As my cousin, Tammie Jean, would say, "Are you serious right now!" And as I would say, "For real, for real?"

Uhh, yes.

Here is an excerpt of the article:

Kids' Grief Counselors Wait By Phones in Case Harry Potter Dies
By Mark Herlihy

July 20 (Bloomberg) -- A U.K. children's charity has brought in extra staff to man its phone lines in expectation of a deluge of calls from distraught youngsters if Harry Potter dies.

``Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,'' the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's series of adventures about the boy wizard and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, goes on sale tomorrow.

``For many children, Harry Potter and his friends have become a major part of their childhood,'' said Kate Trench, a spokeswoman for ChildLine, based in London, which provides telephone support services for children. ``Excitement could give way to sadness for those caught up in the huge build-up to the seventh and final book.''

Speculation about the book's ending has been rife after Rowling admitted two characters perish, with many predicting that Harry himself will die. The New York Times, which said it bought a copy of the book this week in New York, described the ending as ``a big screen, bone-chilling confrontation,'' providing ``an epilogue that clearly lays out people's fates.''

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