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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Hunter Kent Conquering depression -- How I became my own hero

  • 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Hunter Kent, a senior at Cape Elizabeth High School, spent many of her teen years battling depression, a devastating condition that is often easy to hide and difficult to acknowledge. She courageously shares her profound journey from despair to peace, and how she now uses her past suffering to connect and empathize with her fellow students in need of encouragement and hope.

Hunter is a senior at Cape Elizabeth High School. She has a profound passion for helping others. After a long journey to find inner peace and happiness, she aspires to share her internal love with the rest of the world. She is proud of her involvement and leadership in the Natural Helpers program. She also enjoys creative writing, art and photography, and her time as a member of the GSTA. Outside of school, Hunter finds happiness in hiking and camping, climbing mountains with friends, reading and writing, and documenting her journey of recovery on Instagram. After graduation, she is considering going to school to learn how to facilitate Wilderness Therapy and to study Adventure Education and Environmental Studies.