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Mental Health Awareness

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Bringing mental health resources to those in need


The Big Silence and Karena Dawn have partnered up with iHeart Radio, Jewel, Inspiring Children Foundation and 120 other thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and professional athletes to accept the #NotAloneChallenge. This challenge is designed to remind people they are not alone during the holidays and that “mental health is for everybody.” 

Our goal through the challenge is to raise awareness, provide free and easy to access resources, and raise funds to help provide free mental health resources to mental health deserts. No one should have to suffer in silence. The challenge will provide proven tools for mental health throughout the holiday season. 

Jewel Never Broken Book Club with The Big Silence

Join the discussion

The Jewel Never Broken book club invites you to join the discussion for Karena's memoir, The Big Silence: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness and Healing. Book Club is held through a virtual platform, meeting Wednesdays at 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 5 pm PST beginning October 12. Karena will join the final meeting on November 16 for a live Q & A!

Jewel Never Broken (JNB) powered by the Inspiring Children Foundation is the singer-songwriter and mental health advocate, Jewel's, free emotional fitness destination and online community. JNB houses Jewel's mental health curriculum which gives you the tools you need to create change in your life and connect with others as they do the same. In addition to Jewel's mental health curriculum and course, you will find live classes such as breathwork, meditation, art, journaling, book club and more. Jewel Never Broken is supported by the Saks Fifth Avenue Foundation and powered by the Inspiring Children Foundation.

Past Events

the big silence event at slate theory

World Mental Health Day Fundraiser

The Big Silence + Slate Theory

Sunday, October 9

Join as we come together for World Mental Health Day 

The Big Silence, a leading foundation in the fight for awareness and resources in the Mental Health space, is teaming up with one of Fredericksburg's premier wineries and mental health advocates Slate Theory Winery to drive awareness and gain resources for such a special cause.  

Join The Big Silence mental health foundation and Slate Theory Winery for a boost of serotonin! You’re invited to a Sunday reset hosted by Karena Dawn of Tone It Up and Founder of The Big Silence. The day features community conversations, a Sound Bath and Meditation with Amber Valdez, and music from our favorite mental health champion James Nicholas Kinney, paired with a selection of Slate Theory wine tastings in The Cave, an exclusive underground cellar.   

RSVP with the button below and learn more about Slate Theory at www.slatetheory.com

Presented by The Big Silence

One Man Show

The One Man Show with James Nicholas Kinney for LA is sold out! Stay tuned for upcoming dates in Austin and Los Angeles.

See mental health come to life on the stage in a one of kind multi-genre performance.

The Big Silence - Rally with us for mental health!

Empowering Personal Experiences, Inspiring Compassion, Healing Lives

Sunday, June 12

9 - 11 A.M.

Texas State Capitol Building

South Steps

1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Join Karena Dawn and James Nicholas Kinney to break down stigmas surrounding mental health through open conversations, story-telling, and sharing personal experiences. Join the movement to inspire compassion and find healing together. 

We’ll be raising signs and collecting signatures to remind our leaders that it is their role to establish and support societal structures that encourage understanding and healing for all mental health matters. A community’s mental health is the wealth and future of the community.

The Big Silence Tour May 2022

May 2022

Karena Dawn and The Big Silence Tour

Mental Health Awareness Month

Karena Dawn and The Big Silence hit the road for National Mental Health Awareness month with weekly events featuring movement, meditation, music, mental health panels and conversations, and book signings.

Karena shares her journey from hopelessness to healing and reveals what it was like to grow up with a mother suffering from severe mental health issues.

The book tour and events support The Big Silence Foundation and overall mission. Join the email list to keep up to date on events! Be sure to order your copy of the book to bring with you for the the book signing! We cannot guarantee that books will be available on site.


Sunday, May 1

12-3 p.m.

Yoga flow and meditation with Karena, mental health panel with Krista Williams, DJ Malia Ward

TenTen Downtown on the Rooftop!

1027 Wilshire Blvd, Losa Angeles, CA 90017

Houston TBS tour


Wednesday, May 4

5:30-8 p.m.

Healing and Wellness Talk and Walk

with TIU trainer Yami and Urban Paths

The Water Works Terrace in Buffalo Bayou Park

105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

Karena Dawn


Barnes and Noble

Saturday May 7, 10 a.m.

West Kendall

Kendall Village West

12405 N Kendall Drive

Miami, FL33186

Karena Dawn arms up

Roswell, GA

Deep Roots Wine Market and Tasting Room

Tuesday, May 10

6 p.m.

Karena Dawn in Indianapolis at Maven Space


Friday May 13, 5:30 p.m.

Book signing and meet and greet with Karena. In depth conversation on mental health with Karena and Indy Maven co-founder Leslie Bailey.

Maven Space

433 Capitol Avenue

Suite 100

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Karena TBS


Tuesday May 17 at 6 pm

Join Karena for a book reading and signing, meet and greet and meditation. Limited seating.


18 Newbury Street 

Boston, MA 02116

James Kinney and Karena Dawn

New York

Thursday May 19, 6:30 p.m.

Join Karena with special guests Terri Cole, Dale Moss, and James Nicholas Kinney for meditation, music, mental health panel, meet and greet, and book signing.

Energi Soho

182 Lafayette St.

New York, New York 10013

Austin, TX

Friday June 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market

525 N Lamar St.

Austin, TX 78703