I’m a Grade 12 student at Newmarket High School who is always looking for ways to spread awareness about mental health and well-being in my community. My journey with Kids Help Phone began when I started volunteering for the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO seven years ago and I have continued ever since. This year I hope to speak with more high school students about breaking the stigma around mental illness and fostering safe spaces. This will be my fourth year with the National Youth Council and I’m looking forward to another impactful year full of new experiences and memories! In my spare time, you can find me playing baseball, watching TV and shamelessly coming up with bad puns with friends.
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