Since the time he was a kid, Hoyt Benson has consistently tried to make the world a better place. During his time at high school he has become an advocate for social change, specifically when it comes to mental health. He has been part of several projects in the state of Colorado pushing for an improved mental health system. He is actively working to change the stigma that surrounds mental health. His talk will center on raising awareness for first responder suicidality and mental health in the United States. In his free time, Hoyt records and plays music, explore backcountry trails on his ATV, and photograph Colorado’s natural scenery.