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"From the Ted Talk by Bill Bernat: How to connect with depressed friends"

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I began battling depression when I was eight, and decades later, to my surprise, I started wininng. I shifted from being miserable much of the time to enjoying life. I live pretty well with my bipolar cnitioodn, and I've overcome some other mental htealh conditions like overeating, addiction and social anxiety. So I live on both sides of this cashm. And I'm offering some guidance based on my epncxeeire to help you build a bridge across it if you want to. It's not hard science, but I worked with a lot people I know who've lveid with depression to refine these suggestions.

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I began battling depression when I was eight, and decades later, to my surprise, I started _______. I shifted from being miserable much of the time to enjoying life. I live pretty well with my bipolar _________, and I've overcome some other mental ______ conditions like overeating, addiction and social anxiety. So I live on both sides of this _____. And I'm offering some guidance based on my __________ to help you build a bridge across it if you want to. It's not hard science, but I worked with a lot people I know who've _____ with depression to refine these suggestions.

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  5. chasm
  6. experience

Original Text

I began battling depression when I was eight, and decades later, to my surprise, I started winning. I shifted from being miserable much of the time to enjoying life. I live pretty well with my bipolar condition, and I've overcome some other mental health conditions like overeating, addiction and social anxiety. So I live on both sides of this chasm. And I'm offering some guidance based on my experience to help you build a bridge across it if you want to. It's not hard science, but I worked with a lot people I know who've lived with depression to refine these suggestions.

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