Cultivate: Compassion

Cultivate: Compassion is a mini-documentary that spotlights six courageous individuals (Richard Withers, Destiny Stohler, Shannon O'Brien, Jerry Allison, Emily Fitzgerald and Levi Matteson) who are sharing their mental health journeys with our community, inspiring us to talk, listen and cultivate compassion.

Let’s Talk. Let’s Listen. Let’s Cultivate Compassion.

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Jerry was born and raised in the Gorge. His journey with substance abuse started at 18, soon after losing a good friend, when he began self-medicating with alcohol to numb the pain. He reminds us of the power that community has in our healing.