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I just left Bethel High School in Bethel, CT where I had the opportunity to speak to students in a health class about my experience with addiction, mental health, and risky decisions. After sharing my story, we had some time for Q&A, which the students were AWESOME at asking questions!
Some of the questions included: “How did prison affect your self-esteem?”, “What is your relationship with your family like now?”, “What was prison like?”
It was great to see them so engaged!
Shout out to Bethel HS students for being so welcoming and your heartfelt compliments afterwards, it meant to much to me!
Also, big thanks to the student who gave me a hand-made dog toy! I know a little pup named Chloe that will love it!
Super excited to come back tomorrow (Friday, Dec 15) for round two!
If any of BHS students that recently joined TPCT and have more questions, write them here!
Ps. Advocacy and breaking stigma is so empowering! Has there ever been a time where you’ve felt empowered? maybe heard a guest speaker and had a reaction about it? Lemme know!
It’s so great to hear that you had a wonderful experience at BHS, it is always great to share our stories and try to steer youth in the right direction. To answer your question, Advocacy Unlimited once hosted an event with Chris Herren, and although my recovery isn’t from addiction, hearing his testimony definitely helped me stay on the right track from times where I could have fallen into addiction. Thank you so much for what you do! 🙂
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