Everyday Jasper strives to serve as an example that someone can conquer life with a mental health disorder. On February 18th, Jasper shared their story via the TEDx talk “How 72 Hours Led Me to a Lifelong Journey of Recovery”
Jasper Benitez is a Senior at Florida Atlantic University. Jasper serves the FAU community as an Elite Owl Leadership Ambassador and FAU Red Jacket. Jasper is passionate about ending the stigma that surrounds those diagnosed with a mental health disorder. To accomplish this, Jasper believes that people living with mental health disorders must be transparent and unafraid to share their diagnosis with the world. But this, in Jasper’s opinion, is not possible until one is first proud of their diagnosis. It is Jasper’s goal to continue to share their story in order to inspire others to be proud of all that they are.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx