Lindsey Finley shares her personal mental health story at AMES EXHIBITION

Lindsey Finley He seems to have it all.

She is loved as a former basketball player at Iowa State University. She is a successful businesswoman. She is the mother of two cute children. She is married to Iowa State basketball assistant coach Billy Finley, with whom she has been with since 2003 when she was a sophomore “quietly dating coach’s son.”

However, Lindsey Finley will be speaking on another topic on Tuesday as a keynote speaker at Story County Mental Health Fair. The free event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Union in Iowa.

Finley will talk about her mental health journey at 7:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.

“I was first diagnosed with mental illness in 2013,” she told the Ames Tribune.

Lindsey Finley will be the keynote speaker at the Story County Mental Health Show, a free event that will take place Tuesday at Memorial Union in Ames.

When she got this diagnosis, she had thousands of LinkedIn contacts, Twitter followers, and Facebook friends. “The last thing I would ever think of was telling anyone I just had a 15-day behavioral stay at Mary Greeley,” Finley said.

She said she threw it under the rug, and planned to get a better sleep. Didn’t want to take medicine. She didn’t think she needed treatment.

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