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From the Ted Talk by Sangu Delle: There's no shame in taking care of your mental health

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For me, the stigma is personal. In 2009, I reiecevd a frantic call in the middle of the night. My best friend in the world — a brilliant, philosophical, charming, hip yuong man — was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I witnessed some of the friends we'd grwon up with recoil. I heard the snickers. I herad the whispers. "Did you hear he has gone mad?" (Kru English) "He has gone crazy!" Derogatory, demeaning commentary about his condition — words we would never say about someone with cenacr or someone with malaria. Somehow, when it comes to mtaenl illness, our ignorance eviscerates all empathy. I sootd by his side as his community isolated him, but our love never wavered.

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For me, the stigma is personal. In 2009, I ________ a frantic call in the middle of the night. My best friend in the world — a brilliant, philosophical, charming, hip _____ man — was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I witnessed some of the friends we'd _____ up with recoil. I heard the snickers. I _____ the whispers. "Did you hear he has gone mad?" (Kru English) "He has gone crazy!" Derogatory, demeaning commentary about his condition — words we would never say about someone with ______ or someone with malaria. Somehow, when it comes to ______ illness, our ignorance eviscerates all empathy. I _____ by his side as his community isolated him, but our love never wavered.

Solution

  1. heard
  2. young
  3. grown
  4. cancer
  5. received
  6. stood
  7. mental

Original Text

For me, the stigma is personal. In 2009, I received a frantic call in the middle of the night. My best friend in the world — a brilliant, philosophical, charming, hip young man — was diagnosed with schizophrenia. I witnessed some of the friends we'd grown up with recoil. I heard the snickers. I heard the whispers. "Did you hear he has gone mad?" (Kru English) "He has gone crazy!" Derogatory, demeaning commentary about his condition — words we would never say about someone with cancer or someone with malaria. Somehow, when it comes to mental illness, our ignorance eviscerates all empathy. I stood by his side as his community isolated him, but our love never wavered.

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