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Don Kruger (left), volunteer, enjoys his talks with Archie Trousil. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Easing the sting of loneliness

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As Archie Trousil of Lowry struggled to will himself out of bed, a harsh reality struck him - he was alone.

After his mother passed away, depression and loneliness suffocated and exhausted him. He spent the majority of time lying in bed staring blankly at the ceiling.

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"The depression hit me so bad. It wasn't over bills or money, it was just over everything," Trousil recalled, his eyes instantly filling with a sad hollowness.

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