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Personal Story: Chato Stewart, Punta Gorda, FL

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Topic:Facing Recovery - Title: "My Story" - 1st Place Winner in the 2009 DBSA Facing Us Video Contest

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Tip Those nagging thoughts...

Depression truly is a chemically induced thought pattern system that creates loops of thinking distorted and drastically negative thoughts. But, knowing that gives me freedom. It means I can challenge any negative thought, but I can especially be aware when they're coming in 'streams'--that, that probably means it's just the 'chemicals' speaking. That gives me my chance to step up and reorganize my thinking at the time and challenge myself to stay focused on reality and what I am doing.

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