History of the Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance
Depression is a serious disease that can lead to suicide, something the family of Gil Taylor knows all too well. In 2010, Gil took his own life. Unbeknownst to his wife Katy, his parents Charlotte and Dudley Taylor, and his sister Amy Davis, Gil was battling depression — but what he was feeling and why, they will never know. The road to recovery for Gil’s family led them to a place they never imagined ... the creation of the Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on depression and helping those impacted by the disease find help. The Alliance led to a partnership with Baylor University and a number of other entities to create the Gil Taylor Behavioral Health Symposium. And the work on this symposium continues at Baylor.
The Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance was formed, not as a memorial to Gil Taylor, but as a publicly supported resource to reach out and touch lives in our community impacted by this disease. This continues today through the work of the Symposium at Baylor University.