“I truly enjoyed hearing Amy’s story including personal struggles early in her career and how she overcame them. The messages that our students took away from their experience with Amy was invaluable: learning to advocate for yourself, knowing where to get help when faced with mental health challenges, and understanding that our worth in life is not based on appearance.” ~Teacher Angela Zook BHHS
“Thank you for letting us know we don’t have to be perfect. You are beautiful inside and out.” ~student BHHS
Author & Public Speaker
Amy Elmore is a successful 10-year cover model and mental health advocate who helps women find their voice and express their inner truth so that they can be free from self- destructive behaviors and thoughts.
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our own story is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” >Brene’ Brown.
“When we stand up for ourselves and what we believe in we find our true voice.”
“Everything you’ve been through good or bad you can use to help someone else go through the same thing. That is the gift of life and struggles.” >Amy Elmore
“I’m here to help others heal through what I have been through.” >Amy Elmore
How Can I Help?
Hi. I’m glad you’re here. My name is Amy Elmore and I am an advocate for mental health and women’s empowerment. I was a successful cover model for 10-years and learned that the fame is not real and does not keep you immune to life’s struggles. Yes, I had the money, the celebrity, the wardrobe and the freedom that comes with it. But it wasn’t a fair trade to lose my sense of self, my voice, and my sanity. I am the same as you. I’ve suffered from low self-esteem. I’ve had issues with depression. I was diagnosed as bipolar. And, I’ve been sexually assaulted. Fame didn’t protect me from these things and in some ways it may have been the catalyst that led me down the road to my many troubles.
It is my passion to help those struggling from the debilitating effects of depression, sexual assault, suicidal thoughts, and low self-esteem. My goal is to give you tools to empower yourself so that you can find your voice, build your self-esteem and an awesome life for yourself.
I’m appreciative for the opportunities I’ve had but they played havoc on how I felt about myself. I had everything given to me at such a young age and was unprepared for the realities of life. I had a low opinion of myself even though I excelled in my career. I modeled as a high fashion model all over the world living “the life” until I accidentally overdosed on steroids that were prescribed to me by my doctor that caused an allergic reaction. The overdose brought on a bipolar psychotic state. This led to years of me being in and out of psych wards.
When I finally got better I had no idea how to build a life so I turned to drinking which put me on a fast track to addiction. After getting help and getting better I gradually rebuilt my life and I turned to therapy to process my trauma. I finally learned to love myself and have my own my voice. I grew up having to be a perfect child and was never allowed to say what I really felt. I tried to please everyone so that I could fit in. The modeling industry doesn’t want to hear what you have to say, how you feel, or what you think. They just want you to do your job and look pretty. The psych wards were no different. You were monitored by what you did and said and if you spoke up for yourself you were kept there longer. I always felt like I was living in a cage. I learned to say what I needed to as a child, as a model, and as a patient to get along in the world. What I hadn’t learned was how to say my truth and use my voice.
Through therapy and owning my own story I decided to finally come out about my past and share it with the world. By stepping into and honoring my authentic self, I have experienced a freedom. That is my hope for you.
I have so much to offer you with my experiences. I want to help you learn to love yourself, how to find your own voice, and how to deal with any mental health issues you have. Whatever you are suffering from, there is hope. You can recover. I have a strong spiritual and positive belief system that I have developed over the years that has helped me tremendously and hope to give that gift to you.
I am not a therapist or a doctor. I am a survivor and someone who has been through the same things as you. I have made it to the other side. My experience is real and the tools I have to offer worked for me. I realize that there is no one-cure to the road of recovery, I am here to do my best to offer love, support, and encouragement and I truly understand the feelings that go with what you are experiencing.
I hope you will follow my blog where I will give advice on positive things you can do to make you a happier more balanced person. With daily spiritual quotes, tips on mental health problem solving, healthy living, self esteem issues, and finding your own voice. So join me. You won’t regret it! Welcome to my authentic self and to yours too.
Here’s to a great beginning!
Speaking to groups is my passion. During all of my talks I share my experience on how to deal with these painful and sometimes taboo subjects I debunk the myths and stereotypes and offer resources for support and recovery as well as my own tips on what worked for me. All of my talks are inspirational and real. They can be adapted appropriately and specifically for the audience at hand.
Hi. Welcome to my blog. I’m so excited to meet you! I have been preparing my whole life for this opportunity to learn and grow with you in this thing called life. I was a model for 10 years all over the world but I have the same issues as you. I have good and bad days. I am human. We are going to have so much fun and go through some difficult issues but hopefully grow to be the best person possible for yourself, your family, your friends and the world. Lets do it!! Lets grow together. This is the first time in my life I have been able to be my authentic self and I love it! So, please join me by signing up for my blog. Let’s travel this journey together!
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