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Darien resident brings mental health awareness to the forefront of the Miss Illinois USA pageant

Sep 08, 2015 02:08PM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Darien resident, Helen Alex promotes mental health awareness.

Darien resident, Helen Alex will be competing in the Miss Illinois USA pageant on Sept. 4-7. She attended Mark Delay Elementary School, Eisenhower Junior High and graduated in 2009 from Hinsdale South High School. She was a member of the varsity tennis team and National Honors Society. She continued her education at Illinois Wesleyan University where she played #1 on the tennis team and received a scholarship for her singing abilities. She is currently a second year student at Midwestern University in the Doctoral program of Clinical Psychology. Helen’s dream has always been to compete in this pageant but due to her rigorous schedule was never able to, until now. She hopes to set an example for the young girls she works with in the future and build a stronger platform for spreading mental health awareness in youth.