December 8-12, 2014: Maggie Bertram speaks to approx. 1,000 students during Madison High School’s Mental Wellness Week

Maggie Bertram, a member of the Active Minds Speaker’s Bureau, shared her powerful story of struggling with anxiety and an eating disorder while in college, as she tried to portray the “perfect image” of herself to others. Yet on the inside, she felt lost and only until confronting her mental health disorders and seeking treatment, was she able to embrace her true self and start to live from a place of authenticity. Students from Madison High School related to her story, as many stayed after to share their personal stories with Maggie.

Maggie Bertram

Maggie speaking to a gymnasium packed with students


Many students approached Maggie after her talk to share their stories