James Gunn's Special Message for Guardians of the Galaxy Fans

As James Gunn is enjoying the massive success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, he took time out yesterday to acknowledge the pain that he's felt, to share that pain with his fans, and to reach out with love and understanding to an audience unaccustomed to either. 

In this beautiful, touching post from his Facebook page, Gunn acknowledges childhood trauma and suicidal thoughts, something that connects with far too many creative types, comics fans, and "geeks," self-professsed or otherwise.

"When I was young I felt utterly alone, at times to the point of suicidal thoughts," Gunn wrote. "I never felt like I belonged, had an incredibly difficult time connecting to other people and, despite having love around me, I had an impossible time experiencing it, or taking it in."

Check out the post in it's entirety below, and go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, in theaters now!

Guardians Of The Galaxy [Blu-ray]
Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper