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Amy Federer: My Recovery from Trauma, Addiction, Homelessness & Prison

Amy Federer lived, undiagnosed, with serious mental illness until she was 30. Struggling with the trauma of an assault, Amy’s life started to fall apart. This is the story of her journey to recovery and becoming a champion for mental health.

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