Project Description

Heidi Platt

Heidi Platt

From: Crescent City, CA

What do you do for a living?
I am a mental health therapist.

How did you first connect with Herren Project?
I first connected with Herren Project in March of 2020. I was looking for online recovery meetings, and I already knew of Chris Herren because of the two documentaries.

What is your interest in/connection to recovery?
I am in long-term recovery myself. I will have 10 years on 02/01/2022.

Who is someone who inspires you?
My husband. He has 24 ½ years sober and he has made all of his dreams come true just by remaining sober, and remaining true to who he is. He is the best human I know.

What’s your favorite pastime or hobby?
Doing yoga (I know it SHOULD be running, but I still do not love it). I could live on my mat. I also got approved for my work to pay for me to get certified to teach yoga. I have already begun.

What are you most proud of?
My children, Zac and Dylan. They are my whole heart.

What does serving as a Herren Project Ambassador mean to you?
It means that I get to continue to give back to the organization that gave me a tribe when I needed one. I was suicidally depressed in March of 2020, and the Herren Project family helped to keep me here, and to keep me sober through it all.