Tamela C. Todd
Mental Health Advocate
Sharing your story, releases you from your past and propels you into prosperity. Through her transparency, author Tamela Todd inspires others to recognize the value in their testimony. As a passionate mental health awareness advocate, she is respected for her courage to shun the stereotypes and stigmas.
With keen insight, she understands the effects of physical, emotional and mental trauma. She is sought after to speak at events such as Detroit Startup Week, and self-care workshops. She delivers sage advice while challenging others to process uncomfortable life situations.
As the founder and executive director of Brown Girls Read Book Club, her love for reading shapes future leaders. Her organization promotes literacy and life skills, with interactive activities for its members.
Her dedication shines through her accolades, which include an International Women’s Day of Detroit Award; Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Detroit; and Spirit of Detroit Award. She has also honed her business sense with completion of Retail Boot Camp at Tech Town Detroit and Build Basics at Build Institute.
Her memoir, “Emotions Of The Mind,” is a candid guide to shifting the narrative on mental health awareness. In May 2019, Fupping.com noted it as number one out of “17 Books on How to Process Feelings and Properly Express Them.”
Focused on expanding her vision, Tamela will make history with Detroit’s first book bar, T&T Sip -n- Read. Guests will get to enjoy their favorite books, wine and coffee all in one location.
The Bamboo of Detroit member is featured on several media outlets including Detroit’s Hot 107.5 with Koffey Brown, Michigan Chronicle, Metro Parent, Rolling Out magazine, Motor City Woman Radio, Lady Blogger, WDIV Channel 4, Rocki's Reality Radio, KristyLove Media, One Health Podcast, She Leads Podcast, 89.3 WHFR FM, 910 AM Superstation, IShallBE and Black Pearls Literary Magazine.
Where to Purchase the book
"Emotions of the Mind" is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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Emotions of the Mind
With the suicide deaths of Kate Spade, Robin Williams, Anthony Bourdain and the emotional distress of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Ryan Tedder, it is evident that we the people are suffering from mental health illness and emotional distress.
It’s not just plaguing celebrities, but it has reached down into lives of today’s youth and even everyday heroes. We have finally taken notice that society as a whole is suffering because of what we don’t know about mental and emotional health.
Now that the big names have gotten our attention, we are open to receive the information needed and it’s my desire to help us all understand the issues. With a schizophrenic dad and a narcissistic ex-husband, I have been given some insider clues as to what the mind of the mentally ill and the emotionally distressed looks and sounds like and I’ve decided to share my knowledge and my story in my book. Let’s get better, together!
This is a great read!!! I purchased 3 books, and gave 2 for gifts. Reading this book, sheds more light on what I have come to terms with in my life. I also appreciate Mrs. Todd for sharing her true life experiences with us. Mental illness is rising in record numbers, and I feel that this book will help others recognize it through behavior. Thank you Tamela C. Todd for this stepping stone!!!! - Sapphire
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