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Personal Story: The Gift

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Video Credit: Roy F. Kirby, Marshfield, MA • Title: “The Gift”

Personal Stories

Tip It is an illness, not who you are

The downward spiral of depression is magnified by the guilt that the way you act and feel is part of your essential and flawed self. You feel you are just a bad person, lazy, ugly, stupid, selfish, etc. Once you recognize the bad thoughts and actions are symptoms of a true disease, that can be treated and alleviated, you can have more confidence and optimism to be better. It is not your fault! Think of these dark thoughts and actions like a tumor in your brain, that can be cured.

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