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Community Mental Health and Addictions

Overcoming anxiety

As Michelle read the letter of recommendation from her instructor, Allen Hoolaeff, she filled with emotion, “He wrote, ‘Michelle creates opportunities for her clients to become who they want to be. She is a strong leader but does not accomplish this by telling others what to do. She does this by being an active member who is willing to do…
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Back on Track as a Mental Health Worker

A story of how to succeed when the odds are against you “They tried to break me because they didn’t think I’d make it. I was small, 120 pounds, 18 years old. But I wanted to do it, so I decided I would.” These are the words of Michael Scott Macdonald, a 32-year-old veteran whose life has been derailed in…
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Seeing Success: a story of overcoming mental stigmas and addiction

 Once blind, Gabriel now sees a bright future before him As Gabriel adjusted his graduation cap and smiled for the flashing camera, he mused aloud, “Man, how did I get here?” Gabriel (Gabe) Stockless, a graduate of the Community Mental Health and Addictions Worker program, is Stenberg College’s 2017 Student of the Year. He is employed at Lookout Housing and Health…
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