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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.


"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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