“The day after my breakdown, I checked into the psychiatric unit of a local hospital. It wasn’t a magic bullet, but after nearly three months of treatment, it provided me with the tools I needed to manage my depression day by day.” 
 Tanya L. Brown

There are so many people who are struggling with life circumstances. Some are trying to escape by using drugs, alcohol and other destructive means; others are in the midst of deep depression. Some are experiencing suicidal thoughts, and still others are on the brink of losing their sanity. They are just like me and you. They are friends, neighbors, even relatives. They are the people who I want to help find peace. They are my reason for writing Finding Peace Amid the Chaos: My Escape From Depression and Suicide

You see, I was there. I had to bury six friends and acquaintances in high school and two of my best friends a few years after high school. I lost my sister to domestic violence. What I thought would be my dream wedding was called off just four days before. I was extremely depressed. I was stuffing my emotions because I had not grieved. As a result, I had a mental breakdown. But I sought help and experienced an incredible breakthrough. I found peace. Now I want to help others by sharing my personal story. I want people to know that no matter what life brings, they are not alone.

“Having battled chronic depression for almost thirty years … I urge those who have depression, and the families and friends of those who suffer from it, to read this compelling book.” –Tom Johnson, former Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times, former Chairman and CEO, Cable News Network (CNN)

“Finding Peace Amid the Chaos: My Escape From Depression and Suicide” is Tanya Brown’s courageous and inspirational account of her 15-year battle with depression caused by several losses in her life, including the deaths of her sister and two best friends. After a mental breakdown and near suicide attempt, Tanya checked into a psych unit where she learned how to cope with her depression and ultimately lead a happy and successful life. Her mission today is to help the reportedly 350 million people worldwide suffering with depression to find hope, and to help break the stigma attached to mental illness.