The cast and fans of the TV show SUPERNATURAL have become united through tragedy, following the report of the death of a fan. The fan, who we will not name, died by suicide after a sustained campaign of online harassment by anonymous internet users.
It is understood that members of the fandom continue to be harassed by an as yet unidentified and anonymous group of harassers. The community has responded with an overwhelming degree of support over this difficult period, providing help to those who need it.
The stars of the show have also added their support via Twitter. Stars include Misha Collins (who plays Castiel) and Mark Sheppard (who plays Crowley) and Osric Chau, known for his role as Kevin.
If rumors of what's happening in fandom are true, that sucks. We might not be able to stop hatred, but we can try to stop listening to it.— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) December 27, 2014
If you hurt right now, please share your story. Let someone help you, love you. Our secrets are what do the most damage.— Mark Sheppard (@Mark_Sheppard) December 27, 2014
If you yourself are currently experiencing thoughts of suicide, there are online resources that can assist you, and we urge you to seek help.
Mind.org.uk is a group that works to ensure nobody has to face this by themselves. The MIND infoline is 0300 123 3393.
Papyrus-uk.org exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.
The Samaritans can be contacted around the clock via 08457-90-90-90, or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website can be found on www.samaritans.org. The Samaritans also provide excellent guidance for those concerned about others, and it can be found online here.
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