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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Beatrice High School

Beatrice High School

This past month I had the honor of speaking at Beatrice High School. They had their annual athletic department banquet, and I was thrilled to be there. I stuck around afterwards to chat with several faculty and students, and really enjoyed meeting all of them.  Several parents stuck around afterward and thanked me endlessly for the […]

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Kyler Erickson, ‘Most Courageous Award’

Kyler Erickson, ‘Most Courageous Award’

A few weeks ago, I found out that I was nominated for the ‘Most Courageous Award’ presented by the United States Basketball Writer’s Association (USBWA). I thought that this blog post may help get my feelings out to all of you. First off, it has been an incredibly fun few years playing basketball. The coolest part […]

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