ABOUT ME 2017-09-21T13:05:27+00:00


Empowering teens and those around them to recognize, overcome, and be unashamed of their mental illnesses.


A world without suicide or persistent mental illness.

Hi, I’m Luke…

…and when I was little, I wanted more than anything to be an astronaut. Now, I’ve left such childish dreams behind…for much bigger ones. After suffering from undiagnosed Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) for four years as a teen, I survived a serious suicide attempt (watch my story video for more details). Once I was told I was suffering from a medical disease that I could overcome and that more than 1 in 4 of my peers were suffering like I was, I made it my mission to heal not only myself, but support others along the way. And so on September 7th, 2013, with the simple tagline of “Unashamed. (Period)”, U Can’t B Erased was born.

Ever since then, I’ve been flooded with stories from parents, teens, teachers, grandparents, and everyone in between about various mental health challenges they’re facing. I’ve learned a lot and am now pursuing degrees in Psychology and Communications to better support this mission. I believe every single person has a story worth telling, and I want to help you along that journey so you can, in turn, be unashamed.

If an introverted kid who dreams of being an astronaut can transform and inspire tens of thousands of people, imagine what you could do with your experiences, skills, and passions. I have big dreams for those suffering from mental health challenges, and I would love for you to join me in those dreams (even if it’s in a tiny way). You can join my social media communities, sign up for my newsletter (and get my free ebook as a bonus), and in general spread positivity, information, and support for anyone who’s struggling right now.

I’m here for you, and I see your amazing value as a human being, even if you can’t right now.

You matter. You count. You can’t be erased.

If you want to contact me for any reason, fill out the form below and I’ll respond as soon as possible. (I value your privacy and will never share your information or message publicly without your explicit permission. However, if you or your friend are actively suicidal, I urge you to call 9-1-1, the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or tell your parents.)

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