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

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I began battling dosipeesrn when I was eight, and decades later, to my surprise, I setartd 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 manetl 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 sicecne, but I worked with a lot people I know who've lived with depression to renife these sgstgunoeis.

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I began battling __________ when I was eight, and decades later, to my surprise, I _______ 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 ______ 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 _______, but I worked with a lot people I know who've lived with depression to ______ these ___________.

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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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