Tanya Brown is the youngest sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson. Honoring Nicole's memory, her family founded The Nicole Brown Foundation, which is dedicated to educating communities on strategies for domestic violence prevention. Tanya's involvement in the Foundation included speaking and advocating to community groups, service organizations, schools, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits and shelters, and providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Beyond her commitment to preventing domestic violence, Tanya has courageously come forward to speak about her own personal struggle with mental illness. She fought to overcome an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and unresolved grief after enduring the loss of her beloved sister and several close friends. It was when her fiancé cancelled their wedding four days before the ceremony that an emotional tailspin was triggered, resulting in years of self-destructive behavior. Tanya was admitted to a Behavioral Health Department in Laguna Beach, California on October 9, 2004 where she received treatment for a total of 3 months.
Acknowledging her breakdown and seeking treatment was the first step towards the healing she so badly needed. Tanya knows from personal experience how mental illness affects everyone in a family.
Tanya now shares her story through public speaking to promote mental health and wellness and hopefully, reduce and destigmatize mental illness. Her presentation is inspired by her new book: Finding Peace Amid The Chaos: My Escape From Depression and Suicide. She focuses on the causes, recognition, and effective coping skills necessary to manage stress, depression and anxiety. She encourages audiences to recognize and acknowledge the early signs of trouble in dealing with daily stressors and personal struggles in order to avoid overload and/or a mental health breakdown.
Tanya holds a Bachelor and Master degrees in Counseling Psychology and is a certified life coach to hold people accountable towards making change.
Tanya was an Exclusive Featured story in PEOPLE Magazine (USA and Australia) and seen on The Katie Couric Show, Dr. Drew, Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper (AC360), The Early Show, The Insider, Inside Edition. Additionally, she has appeared on other national media outlets to speak on the epidemic of mental health concerns and domestic violence in our communities.
Tanya is available for: Keynotes, Employee Engagement Programs, (lunch and learns) Workshops, Conferences, Tele-classes and Coaching.
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