– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Yesterday, we reported on the tragic news that Zack Snyder would be stepping down from Justice League. Back in March, his daughter, Autumn, committed suicide, and in the wake of this tragedy, the filmmaker opted to spend the much-needed time with his family, so that they may grieve and heal together.

Being on the internet, It’s become common place to expect the worst of out people. When everyone is able to hide behind a keyboard, they’re a lot less likely to show their more human sides, and in the age where the Marvel vs. DC debate is still alive and well, you’d almost expect that response from fans would be callous and cold.

But it wasn’t.

Instead, fandom managed to surprise. Sure, every now and then there was a comment from some jackass who saw an opportunity to poke and prod, but when all said and done, most were very supportive of this move from Snyder. Yes, we all love movies, and yes, we all love comic books, but even in our intense fandom, we were able to put everything aside and remember that at the end of the day, it’s just a movie. Snyder realized it, and so did a good deal of fandom.

In light of this outpouring of positivity, Snyder took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support.

Perhaps even more importantly, Snyder also posted a couple of links to some suicide prevention organizations.

In today’s society, mental health isn’t something that’s pushed upon us. Oftentimes, folks are too embarrassed to seek the help they need, and it sometimes leads to tragic results. If you’ve ever felt helpless, remember there are places where you can get help. Never let fear of judgment keep you from reaching out for a lifeline.

If you’d rather talk to someone over the phone, you can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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SOURCE: Zack Snyder (via Twitter)

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.