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31st August 2022 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Meet Alyssa | Camp Hero Youth Story

When I first applied for Camp Hero, I had no idea what I was getting into. I have always had a passion for the importance of mental health and helping those around me, but I did not know that this passion was capable of growing to the extent it has today.

Camp Hero for me was life changing. I met so many amazing, young, passionate leaders that I will be bonded to for life. It taught me that it is ok to be vulnerable and to encourage people to stand up and say that they are not ok. I have been given the skills in suicide prevention and mental health to help people find their feet again. I have found what I am passionate about and long for a life helping others like Camp Hero helped me. I’ve been inspired to make a change in the world thanks to all the supportive leaders I had the opportunity to meet through camp.

Since my time on Camp Hero, I have spoken up at my school and am working to create a space where everyone feels like they can talk about their mental health. I would highly recommend Camp Hero to anyone and everyone because I feel like it is an experience that all should have. Without the amazing zero2hero, I would not be where I am today.