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Meet Trailblazer Taylor Wesley

October 17, 2018

Never be afraid to reach out for help or ask for advice from someone who you look up to. You can learn the most valuable lessons that will guide you to success just by simply sending an email, shooting a text, making a phone call, grabbing a cup of coffee with someone you want to learn from. I did a lot of my networking over even blind LinkedIn messaging. I joined organizations that consisted of popular speakers and mental health providers. Sometimes, you will get ignored or turned down, but that is part of the process and makes the ones who truly help you that much more valuable.

Well Being Trust | Change I to We

May 29, 2018

What do you think when you hear the phrase "mental illness"? I always thought, growing up, that my mental illness was a weakness and something that I continuously needed to fix.

Jezebel | Modern Luxury 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans

November 03, 2017

This Philly-born, ATL-raised looker stays busy (and we mean, busy) between her full-time job with ISG Partners and her involvement with the National Speakers Association of Georgia, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention—she’s on the junior board—and Mental Health America of Georgia. Yet somehow the Auburn University grad finds a few minutes for her fave pastimes, like working out at Red Hot Yoga, dancing at The Ivy Buckhead and spending an afternoon at The Battery Atlanta.


April 23, 2016

She is helping others by her willingness to #UNMASK and share her story. What an example to others and we are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Person of the Year!

Student Spotlight

December 09, 2016

I had the opportunity to partner up with the president of Active Minds to put together the second annual Mental Wealth Week this past March. The purpose of the week was to create ‘wealth’ through positive thought, action, and mental health awareness. 

Auburn University educates community on suicide prevention

October 13, 2016

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Sound Mind, Sound Body

May 05, 2016

Seeking help is the biggest step. Oftentimes, people are too scared to seek help and think people will look down on them, but in reality, it’s a sign of bravery. It’s so important to be open and honest with your peers and, if necessary, with a professional. If you’re seeking professional help, be open to their suggestions. I know seeking help can be scary, but don’t be ashamed. You’re doing something that is so good for your body and your mind. 

Second Annual Mental Wealth Week Promotes Mental Wellness on Campus

March 19, 2016

As a student who once struggled with mental health issues, Wesley understands personally the challenges that are associated with asking for help and accepting treatment. The courage required to reach out to family members or friends about such a private and vulnerable issue is something that should not be taken lightly. 

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August 08, 2017

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Taylor Wesley tells tale of recovery to high school students

February 10, 2016

On May 17, 2014, Wesley first admitted she had a problem, and with the help of her parents she sought help. Wesley spent a few months in treatment for alcohol addiction in a sober-living facility in Texas. During her time there, Wesley became aware of the fact that there were other people struggling with the same issues that were affecting her.

Taylor Wesley Reflects on her time as Miss Homecoming

October 08, 2016

“After being named Miss Homecoming 2015, I have had the chance to use this title to continue to bring light to the topic of mental health on Auburn’s campus,” Wesley said. “My story became my calling to help this University with something so prevalent and so real.” 

AU’s Miss Homecoming 2015– Taylor Wesley shares recovery experience, passion for advocacy

April 16, 2016

“Alcohol soon became my immediate solution, or so I thought at the time,” she said. “I began taking every opportunity to drink, but when I did I couldn’t stop it because I loved the feeling.”

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