What is wrong with the current school system? It’s that schools are NOT setting teenagers up for real life, long term success. Why is it so common that teenagers + young adults are anxious, confused, overwhelmed, depressed and burnt out. It’s because they’ve never been TAUGHT to take care of themselves and to look within for answers. Well, that’s where Megan Gallagher comes in. Megan is a 24 year old 2x TED Talk speaker, #1 Best Selling Author, AfterBuzz TV Host, Anxiety Advocate for Teens + Host of The Reaching New Heights Podcast. After Megan’s own experiences with chronic anticipatory anxiety, panic attacks, body image issues and feeling not good enough- she noticed a lack of open, honest conversations amongst her peers in High School. They had 1 or 2 assemblies PER YEAR about “Say No To Drugs” or “Here’s How To Get Into This Ivy League College”, but she couldn’t shake the feeling of “Why AREN’T they talking about real life?”. She assumed she was the only 15 year old, sit-in in that school gym, who felt anxious. That moment stuck with Megan and after healing through years of cognitive behavioral therapy, EFT tapping, Hypnotherapy + practicing at home self care routines, Megan decided to turn her pain into something beautiful. She moved down to Los Angeles at 18, and tried College for a bit, but wasn’t happy. Then, she dropped out to follow her TRUE PASSION: HELPING TEENS. Currently, Megan travels the country to speak at Middle Schools + High Schools, She also has written 3 self help books(all of which hit #1 on the Amazon Best Selling List in Non-Fiction). Her mission in life is to change the public school system to incorporate mandatory classes about mental health, self-care, meditation and even just how to write a dang check….
Scroll around to learn more about Megan!
Stay Well + Keep The Vibes Positive!
“Megan was great connecting with our students during her presentation for our Senior students on wellness day. Her content was relevant and specifically designed for this age group. The students could feel and see her genuine enthusiasm for speaking to them on this special day.”
“Megan is a breath of fresh air who spoke from the heart with poise and wisdom beyond her years. Her story resonated with a room packed full of High School Seniors who learned essential tools to greet their future. Piedmont High School was honored to host Megan.”
“I appreciated Megan’s advice because she was really relatable to what I was going through. She’s really approachable and easy to talk to. I also liked the meditation stuff she sent me, it was very helpful! Megan was also very nice because she opened up about her experience and makes you feel like you’re not alone!”
“Since first meeting Megan as a High school student in 2012, she has had a passion to find her true happiness while helping others along the way. It wasn’t until 4 years later that I found out her struggles with severe anxiety and panic attacks that she faced throughout her teen years. Over the past few years I’ve seen her gain more confidence, set and achieve her goals, and make every day count. Having people like Megan that are relatable and open will hopefully continue to be a source of support for others.”