Kyler Erickson

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


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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@cocacoleah @RedArmyOmaha I don't know enough to comment on that part of it. Anyway, thanks for the support. See you at some games next yr.

About a day ago from Kyler Erickson's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone


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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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Humanex YLS Conference

In June, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Humanex Youth Leadership Summit Conference. This was by far one of my favorite speakings events that I’ve ever done. The kids were passionate, and super engaged to what I had to say. Afterwards, I was flooded with students who came up and thanked me. […]

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