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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.”