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April 2017

Dave Harper part 1

By | April 14th, 2017|

My name is David Eugene Harper II, but call me Dave. I was born on June 16th, 1970, in Paola Ks., during a tornado warning, (If that gives you a hint of my life until now. I wish I could say that all the turbulence that I’ve experienced in my

March 2017

Member Story By H. Rachelle Graham

By | March 15th, 2017|

  The pain inside me used to eat me from the inside out, as if boiling water Scorched my skin to third-degree burns. Breathing was difficult. Eating was Impossible. Sleeping was something I could not do. I was out of my mind and Couldn’t even recognize my own parents. I


By | March 1st, 2017|


February 2017

My Story by Mike Coleman

By | February 16th, 2017|

I was introduced to the Alliance House, by the University of Utah Hospital, 5 West Psychiatric Ward. I was admitted on the 27th of September, in 2016.  I admitted myself, due to complications from alcohol dependency and my issues of harming myself. My issues with alcohol haunted me for quite

Wayne’s Member Story

By | February 8th, 2017|

MY EXPERIENCE AT CLUBHOUSE I have been coming to clubhouse for about two years now.  My introduction to Alliance House was through a friend who was already a member. I came at first expecting there to be nothing to do except the old model of an adult drop off center. 

Kyle’s Story

By | February 1st, 2017|

Kyle Robinson’s Story: I was crossing Redwood Road and I got hit by an oncoming car going 40 mph. I ran into her windshield head first and flew 70 feet and was unconscious. The woman stood by my side with 3 other witnesses until the cops came. The women’s name

January 2017

Erin Crawford

By | January 26th, 2017|

This is my story: By Erin Crawford When I first heard about Alliance House, I told my parents that I did not want to go there, I was scared. They said to me, “go check it out” and “see what it all about”. So I went with them and they

Tracy Allen’s Clubhouse provides the Keys to the Future

By | January 18th, 2017|

All through my childhood, I struggled with dark and lonely days. My depression left me in a downward spiral, leaving me with nothing but fear. Everything I did, see, and hear constantly scared me. With my PTSD I was stuck in the middle of a nightmare Locked up in my

Member Story from Michael Grant

By | January 4th, 2017|

I have come from a well understanding of mental health awareness in my early youth; feather more in my early twenty. Around that time, was when I heard and started to come and attend to Alliance House which would be back in late year of 2010. I had enrolled with

December 2016

Dell Davis member story

By | December 28th, 2016|

  How are you doing my name is Dell Davis My history starts on January 28, 1978 when I was born I was 7lbs 6 ounces I was a beautiful baby and but I had a rough life. I was the oldest of 5 siblings. At an early age it

Benefits of Meditation

By | December 21st, 2016|

By, Fadumo “Fatima” Awad I have been practicing meditation twice daily for about 6 months. I was having some hard times in my life and a friend suggested that I try meditation. Every morning when I wake up I meditate for about 20-30 minutes. I find a quiet spot in

Welcome to our new staff!

By | December 7th, 2016|

by Rachael Giles For many months the Alliance House searched for the right fit in new staff members.  It was a long and arduous journey, yet one well worth traveling for we have found three gems to join us here as staff members. First to join us was Heather in

November 2016

USA National Clubhouse Conference

By | November 30th, 2016|

By: Richard Lovato and Terry Harrison Two staff and one member recently attended the USA National Clubhouse Conference held in Arlington VA just across from Washington D.C.. Leif Oldert (Alliance House Executive Director), Terry Harrison (Staff of Alliance House) and Richard Lovato (Alliance House Member) all attended this training from

Overcoming Mental Illness/Stigma {Video}

By | November 9th, 2016|

 Overcoming Mental Illness Stigma video https://youtu.be/1oxcFfgIjaE By: Divey -Alliance House Member In my Health Education class on Thursday nights we participate in Book Club discussion groups.  My partners Bata and Bracken asked me on October 27, 2016 if I would be willing to help them with a project.  They have


By | November 3rd, 2016|

By: Duncan Macdonald The Clubhouse assist members to reach their vocational and educational goals by helping them take advantage of educational opportunities in the community. When the Clubhouse also provides an in house educational program, it significantly utilizes the teaching and tutoring skills of members. This standard is very important

October 2016

Member Stories

By | October 27th, 2016|

Life After Death --- By H. Rachelle Graham The pain inside me used to eat me from the inside out, as if boiling water scorched my skin to third-degree burns. Breathing was difficult. Eating was impossible.  Sleeping was something I could not do. I was out of my mind and

September 2016

Standard of the Season

By | September 16th, 2016|

By Dunc Macdonald This season’s standard is number nine: “Clubhouse staff are sufficient to engage the membership, yet few enough to make carrying out their responsibilities impossible without member involvement.” I feel that this standard is one of those where we need to think about the intent of the standard

July 2016

Alliance House Receives Grants to Advance Evidence-Based Programs through Pay for Success Initiative

By | July 27th, 2016|

Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah Selects 4 Nonprofits and 3 Governments to Participate in National Pay for Success Initiative Salt Lake City (April 20, 2016) — Today, the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business announced the selection of 3 governmental

Cheers and Challenges – Remembering Taddese Wilson

By | July 27th, 2016|

Taddese, we will miss you. By Duncan Macdonald & Amber Mackay For this edition, we’re going to take a break from our standard process and instead we’re going to do a tribute to our good friend and long-time member, Taddese Wilson, who recently passed away. Some memories from

June 2016

Amazon and Smith’s Benefits for Alliance House

By | June 1st, 2016|

Amazon Smile Helps Alliance House Log in to Amazon through this link and your purchases reward Alliance House Inc. Giving More Back to the Community! Smith’s Rewards Benefits Alliance House Smith’s is committed to helping their communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations

April 2015

Mental Illness Fact vs Myth

By | April 25th, 2015|

Mental Illness affects everyone. Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths. Myth: Mental health problems don’t affect me. Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. One in five American adults experienced a mental health