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Suffering in silence only reinforces the stigma surrounding mental health issues and creates barriers that prevent healing.”

We raise awareness, promote understanding, and aim to bring together people and organizations who want to improve public attitudes towards mental health and normalize conversations surrounding mental health topics and experiences.

The Big Silence memoir by Karena Dawn

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The big silence

by Karena Dawn

$28.95 | April 26, 2022

Karena Dawn, New York Times Bestselling Author and cofounder of Tone It Up, chronicles her brutal journey from the emotionally abandoned daughter of a homeless schizophrenic mother through her teenage years as she desperately tried to escape her own inner demons. At the heart of Karena''s story is the eternal struggle we all share-reconciling our internal voice with our external voice and moving past the pain and suffering of our battles to experience life''s joys.

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The Big Silence podcast is a supportive, educational space featuring in-depth conversations with psychologists, spiritual leaders, wellness influencers, public figures, and anyone who wants to share their story in order to inspire others to do the same.

Karena shares her own journey growing up with a mentally ill mother and also dive deep into topics like coping with anxiety and depression, caring for loved ones with a mental health condition, building compassion, releasing fear, and integrating mindfulness.


Most recent episodes

Rafael De La Fuente, known for his role as Sammy Jo on Dynasty, joins the show for this very special Pride Month episode where he takes us through his experience, as a gay Latino immigrant, rising as a young actor, dealing with the stress and pressures of the business, and growing into an advocate for kids he hopes to inspire.
In this episode, Alyson Stoner is gracious enough to share their mental health journey as she got into show business at seven, appeared in hundreds of movies, battled an eating disorder, and came out the other side as an empowered and inspiring role model to young girls everywhere.
The Big Silence book launch is in the Big Apple! We’re joined by brilliant author and psychotherapist, Terri Cole, and the always thoughtful, former NFL player, Dale Moss, who you might also remember from the sixteenth season of The Bachelorette. This lively panel discussion retells my story, highlights the mission of our brand new foundation, and explores other important parental and relational themes as they relate to mental wellbeing.

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