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Jim and Ken


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New Beginnings: Treasures from the heart

Jarrod’s life in Spokane has been a series of ups and downs. He battled with addictions for more than 10 years. Yet on March 11, 2024, he will...

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Elizabeth had continual thoughts of suicide.

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Elizabeth: Under a Shadow

I came to Anna Ogden Hall in May 2017, just so broken. I didn’t think I could get more broken. I was like no smile at all. I would cry all the time...

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I Have a Mental Illness

By Barbara Comito, Director of Marketing & Communications I once interviewed a teenager who described her depression as a “blanket on the brain.” The...

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Addressing Depression: the Next Step

In the first part of this interview with UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Jan Vetter, she described depression and the role it can play in addiction and...

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An Inside Look at Depression

Depression is common among those beginning recovery at UGM. In the first part of an interview with Jan Vetter, UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor, Jan sheds...

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From Anger to Depression to Attempted Suicide

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer “My whole life, I was super angry, and I used to always think everybody would be better off without me.”

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Mental Health and Homelessness

Holly Simons, a psychiatric nurse, worked in the prison system for 10 years and first visited UGM while researching safe places for an inmate to go...

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