Kyler Erickson

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Kyler is a motivational speaker, dreamer, and relentless mental health advocate.


His story is a must-hear for students and teachers.

“Kyler has an important and inspiring story to tell. His life experiences, and willingness to share them in an honest, transparent way, has dramatically impacted the way our students and staff view mental health. His story is a must-hear for students and teachers alike”

Trev Alberts Athletic Director - University of Nebraska Omaha May 12, 2017

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About Kyler Erickson

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That which once started out as a dream,
is now a goal.

As a senior in high school, Kyler Erickson witnessed a school shooting, done so by one of his classmates. As it turned his world upside down, he struggled to find hope in such a horrific time. It took him a year and a half to finally admit to, and seek help for his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He first talked to his family and close friends, telling them how much mental pain he was going through. Kyler went through months and months of vigorous therapy, a procedure called EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

After being healed and finding peace, he followed his dreams and is currently speaking in Omaha, NE. Kyler has not, and will not stop showing people how much they are loved. He focuses on mental illness and overcoming obstacles. Kyler is a kid with an incredible story, and an even bigger heart. He refuses to be stopped, on his way to changing lives.

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@brenden_trout Glad u didn’t say fortnite cause ur trash

About 11 hours ago from Kyler Erickson's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone


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Rogers High School, Minnesota

Rogers High School, Minnesota

This past Friday, we had an unbelievable day in Minnesota. Roughly 1,000 kids packed the high school auditorium, excited and ready to grow as a leader. I told my story of hope, making a difference, and how to be an effective leader. It was one of my very favorite events of the year. Several of […]

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Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waukesha, Wisconsin

As part of the Find Your Grind Tour, we stopped in Waukesha Wisconsin this past week. Myself, Mike Smith, and Phil Campbell each took the stage to tell our stories of hope, hard work, and making a difference. Sleeping in a tour bus for a week really pays off when kids come up afterwards, asking […]

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