TONJA MYLES, CPSS
VETERAN, SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT ON UNTREATED TRAUMA, MENTAL HEALTH
AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS PEER COUNSELOR
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR, HUNTSMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
Rethinking Strong: Black Athletes & Mental Health
So grateful that I do this work, not only in my community but across the country. I am honored to represent so many people who have lived experience to let other people know that there is hope and You Are Not The Only One! Our whole Super Bowl weekend in Vegas was called THE GAME FOR LIFE! L.I.F.E. “Live in Freedom Everyday, and what happen in Vegas will not stay in Vegas! It goes worldwide because you are not the only one! Shout out to the Huntsman Family Foundation for all the amazing work we continue to do and of course, the incredible James JB Brown, Monica and his team did an amazing job we are so grateful and we’re just getting started! Stay tuned for more recaps!
“Live in Freedom Everyday"
"I WAKE UP EVERY DAY ON A MISSION TO PUSH HOPE, SAVE LIVES, AND CHANGE THE WORLD! FOR REAL."
Now Appointed as Community Engagement Advisor to the
Huntsman Family Foundation
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the foundation for entrusting me with this important role. I am excited about the prospect of working closely with the community and leveraging my skills and passion to make a positive impact. The foundation's commitment to fostering community engagement aligns perfectly with my values, and I am eager to contribute to the advancement of its mission.
I am genuinely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. I am confident that, together with the Huntsman Family Foundation, we can create lasting positive change and enhance the well-being of the communities we serve.
Tonja Myles, Executive Director of Set Free Indeed, extends heartfelt appreciation to the Huntsman Family Foundation for their extraordinary generosity and commitment to eradicating mental health stigma.
On Monday. October 16th, 2023, the day unfolded with remarkable moments as the Huntsman Family Foundation's investment in education and well-being became a beacon of hope for our entire city.
The day commenced with an exclusive VIP Tour of LSU Tiger Stadium and Sports Training Facilities, graciously hosted by the LSU Athletic Foundation. Ms. Myles expressed gratitude to Janice Gautreau, Matt Borman (President & Chief Executive Officer at Tiger Athletic Foundation), and Dr. Damon Arnold (Assistant Athletic Director of Player Development and Engagement LSU Football) for their dedication to enhancing the mental and physical health of the students.
From the Crackhouse to the White House
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!
"From the Crack House to the White House" delves into the gripping and inspiring journey of Tonja Myles as she overcomes the depths of despair to find redemption and purpose in her life.From a young age, Tonja was plagued by sexual abuse and torment. Seeking solace from the pain, she turned to drugs and sex, spiraling down a dark and dangerous path. Men became her sponsors, fueling her addiction while masking her emotional wounds. Desperate to escape the torment of her existence, Tonja found herself attempting suicide multiple times. But fate had different plans.
"As a little girl, I always love to entertain people and make them laugh. My family always created spaces for me to do just that. But one day I became this little girl who had no desire to live. I carried pain and shame that my small body frame was not able to handle. One day I died, and nobody grieved for me. That trauma followed me throughout my life. Until one day I fought my way to live!"
"GOD PULLED YOU OUT OF THE PIT SO YOU COULD REACH BACK IN AND GET MORE PEOPLE OUT. NEVER FORGET THAT."
WAR AGAINST FENTANYL
"Tonja Myles is passionate about her faith, her family, and her Community. Our City daily reaps the benefits of Tonja's commitment to serve others.
She has especially made an impact in transforming the lives of those suffering from addiction and mental health issues."
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"MY BIGGEST COMPETITOR HAS ALWAYS BEEN ME AND SO IS MY GREATEST ENEMY." - TONJA M.