Tapley Mitchell’s story started in 2010 when his friend, who silently suffered from depression and anxiety, took his own life. At the time it was difficult to understand, having never dealt with mental illness. In 2014 Tapley experienced a traumatic event and was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and a PTSI. While attending Utah Valley University to study Automotive Technology, he was asked to join the UVU automotive race team. At first he was skeptical and anxious about joining, but eventually he made the decision that would later save his life.
While on the race team, he met others who also had mental health challenges. He learned from their passion for racing, driving, and experiencing life. With his outlook on life changed, he was inspired to set goals that would not be possible unless his mental health improved.
Once Tapley knew he wanted to help others, it gave him a new meaning to life. While those challenges are still there, he no longer lets them keep him from living life. He is working with others to help others find their purpose and create goals to add value and meaning to their lives. Helping other people find joy and purpose in life is now his life goal.
Our Training Program
Our program is designed to give individuals the tools necessary to understand and overcome mental health challenges. While the challenges may still be present on completion of the program, we deliver the tools to help individuals live life to the fullest, despite what has been thrown at them.