Totality Wellness is a mental health and wellness organization that focuses on raising awareness on the importance of mental health and end the stigma surrounding mental illness in underserved communities. We encourage self care as a lifestyle by using a holistic approach to healing and wellness through our programs, workshops, community initiatives, partnerships and more.
The complexity of a woman doesn’t have a specific definition. As women we are daughters, mothers, wives, business women, entrepreneurs, leaders in our communities and more. Even with life’s challenges, as women, we find a way to care for others and the world around us. This too often leads to a lack of self care and silently suffering with mental health issues.
STIGMA remains the leading barrier for recovery, as mental illness continues to plague the African American and Latino communities. There is an URGENCY for healing.
Currently 1 in 5 people suffer from depression, anxiety or another form of mental illness.
Totality Wellness provides “safe spaces” for women, children and men that foster resilience while providing support and resources needed to not only heal, but thrive!
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Stephanie Carnegie is a dynamic woman that embodies passion, strength and tenacity. She is a public speaker and former educator who founded Totality Of A Woman (TOAW), now known as Totality Wellness Inc., in March 2018 to fill a void in the mental health space. Stephanie states, ‘I didn’t want women to suffer in silence like I did. I wanted to let them know they are NOT alone and I wanted to help break the STIGMA surrounding mental health and mental illness.‘ Totality Wellness is an organization that takes a 360 degree approach focusing on the wellness of Women, Men and Children.
Stephanie expressed that ‘children suffer from signs and symptoms of depression as young as 5 years old. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for adolescents ages 10-18 and the crisis age for black youth is 5-11.’ Totality Kids, as Stephanie explains ‘offers children stress management tools to deal with their emotions, teaches them the benefits of a healthy lifestyle at an early age and provide them with tools and resources that encourage positive youth development.’
Totality Wellness reflects its 360 degree approach by also creating a safe space for men. Carnegie believes that, ‘there is a preconceived idea of how men should express their emotions. Men are often overlooked when it comes to safe spaces to unpack the things that may affect their health and mental wellness.’ Stephanie shares that ‘over 6 million men a year suffer from depression. It was apparent that healing in our communities needed to happen on a 360 level, and so Totality MEN was created.’
Stephanie is a brand manager and the founder of Carnegie PR, a leading public relations and strategic communications firm. Best known in media circles for her early start representing some of Hip Hop’s prolific emcee’s she has steadily broadened her scope and went on to serve as the National Communications Advisor for the National Council of Women of the United States at the United Nations.
Stephanie’s portfolio demonstrates her passion for charitable initiatives such as community outreach for the Flint, Michigan water crisis and working with governments and agencies to celebrate the 96th anniversary of the ratification of Women’s Right to Vote. Totality Wellness has spearheaded a number of programs such as Ride for Mental Health Bike Ride in partnership with CitiBike and Food, Faith and Fitness Wellness Series.
Stephanie Carnegie is a change maker and her safe message of love, faith and resilience has touched many lives and she’s ready to impact the world.