Taylor Donathan

The Epidemic Of Suicidality Among Young Adults

Taylor Donathan is a Social Work Doctoral Candidate specializing in Clinical Counseling. She is from Dunkirk, Indiana; she graduated from Jay County High School located in Portland Indiana. She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in 2019 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Taylor obtained her Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Kentucky in May of 2021. The planned date of her graduation from the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Kentucky is May 5th, 2023.

Taylor Donathan is a Clinical Supervisor and an outpatient substance use counselor at Behavioral Health Groups located in Richmond, Kentucky. She has years of experience as a clinician. She has experience working with DCBS children receiving residential treatment at the Youth Opportunity Center, with veterans receiving acute and palliative care, and she is currently working with people who have substance use disorders with an emphasis on medically assisted treatment.

She holds certifications in both temporary alcohol and drug addiction counseling and is Certified Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She specializes in substance use treatment and has a passion for working with trauma-informed care and mental health among young adults.

Taylor’s objective is to help clinicians understand suicidality among young adults and the importance of understanding the contributing factors, including dual diagnoses such as substance use disorders, trauma, environmental stressors, trauma, and the COVID-19 pandemic, that contribute to the high suicide rate among young adults. Taylor seeks to increase awareness and education of the escalating suicide epidemic among young adults to reduce the number of young adults affected by this societal issue.

Taylor enjoys spending time with her family, participating in local advocacy campaigns, advocating for women’s rights, and conducting community outreach to individuals with substance use disorders in rural Madison County.