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Brittany Boetticher, a Peyton Heart Project Ambassador for Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Brittany, a 17-year-old from Lake Hopatcong, will be a Peyton Heart Project ambassador until May 24, 2019.

In her own words:

In eighth grade I first had a personal experience with self-harm. I knew someone who started to cut herself and I had no idea. She had never told me and she was so fun loving that I never would have thought that this would be something that would ever come up. I only found out when she went to go get help. This really affected me because I never thought that I would have to deal with that. I’ve always known that people are quiet about self-harm, and that it can affect anyone, but I never thought it would happen to my friends.