Will Taylor

Will Taylor currently serves as the Lifeline Peer Coordinator & Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for Tennessee contracted through the Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse. Will works in his region to break stigma associated with behavioral health issues. He engages those seeking treatment and helps them navigate recovery resources. Will brings educational forums to the community by means of townhall, civic groups, and the faith forums. Will works closely with health counsels, recovery courts, probation & parole officers to facilitate coordination of recovery services to those in need. In his role of Overdose Prevention Specialist, Will provides training and distribution of Naloxone to individuals at high risk of an opioid overdose.

Will has 7 years of experience working in behavioral health as a clinical counselor. He has been a Certified Peer Recovery Specialists since 2015 on the state level and a National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists since 2017. Will serves as a Youth & Adult Mental Health First Responder, a member of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Middle TN Postvention Response Team, a QPR trainer, Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer, a WRAP II facilitator, a Trauma informed approach trainer, a member of The Tennessee Alliance for Drug Endangered Children and member of TBI’s Dangerous Drug Task Force.

Funding for this initiative was made possible  by grant no. 1H79TI081720 from SAMHSA.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by DAODAS.

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