Darby Faubion

Professional Experience

Darby Faubion has been a nurse and Allied Health educator for over twenty-five years.  Her clinical experience covers a wide variety of specialties including pediatrics, geriatrics, medical-surgical, emergency, critical care, mental health and hospice.  Additionally, she works with patients who are experiencing behavioral health issues secondary to substance abuse.

Darby’s passion is nursing education, with special emphasis on psychiatric nursing.  She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and  has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. 

In recent years, Darby has directed her passion for nursing education to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach.  She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).  In addition to her role as a nurse and healthcare educator, Darby is a contributing author to several health and wellness websites. 

As a survivor of domestic abuse, Darby shares her experience of extreme anxiety, depression and PTSD as a guest blogger on domestic abuse websites, as well as on her personal blog. That blog is dedicated to helping victims of abuse as they learn to recover and live a life of freedom.

She is dedicated to helping people understand the importance of mental health and wellness.  That dedication led her to take on a role as a contributing author with BetterHelp.com.  Her desire is to be a voice of encouragement and an example of how, by tapping into the right resources, there is a way to overcome.


Darby graduated high school and immediately took advantage of a full scholarship to Alcorn University, where she obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994.   In 2000, she returned to school and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. 

She holds specialty certifications in Mental Health, Pediatric, and Geriatric nursing. 

“My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness”

My philosophy regarding Mental Health & Wellness has been shaped by several contributing factors.  My personal experience as a survivor of domestic abuse, I feel, has gifted me with the opportunity to see things from a point of view that only a survivor can.  I have learned that, while there is a great deal of information available, not everyone knows where to look for help.  I believe if we work together to educate society about the importance of mental health and wellness, we will be equipping generations to come with the strength they need to address even the most difficult situations.

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