Dr. Tanya Douglas-Holland launches First Stress-Free Sorority during National Suicide Prevention Week

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Tanya Douglas-Holland, MD, National Women’s Health Advocate, launches Dr. Tanya’s Stress-Free Sorority to help college women achieve better emotional health and wellbeing as they head back to school. Launched during National Suicide Prevention Week 2012, the movement is aimed at undergraduate and graduate school women who are urged to Take the Pledge to better emotional health and wellbeing.

Tanya Douglas-Holland, MD, National Women’s Health Advocate, launches Dr. Tanya’s Stress-Free Sorority to help college women achieve better emotional health and wellbeing as they head back to school. Launched during National Suicide Prevention Week 2012, the movement is aimed at undergraduate and graduate school women who are urged to Take the Pledge to:

  • Monitor and be honest about their feelings
  • Engage in activities to manage and minimize stress
  • Talk to someone if they feel overwhelmed, depressed, or suicidal

Dr. Tanya’s Stress-Free Sorority is an urgent call-to-action for millions of college women to seek help when feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Unlike college-aged men, women are more prone to becoming overwhelmed in part because they feel pressured, internally and externally, to “do it all” and to do it perfectly. This pressure is manifesting itself in low self-esteem, poor relationship choices, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and suicides.

“I, like many women, often felt overwhelmed during medical and graduate school. There were times when I felt alone and didn’t know who to talk to. I want young women to know that they are not alone, and I want women to start opening up & talking about their challenges. I hope that my story will resonate with many women today who are working harder than ever to achieve in academics while managing their finances, perhaps balancing a family, and trying to gain the experience they desire to succeed in today’s world”, says Dr. Douglas-Holland.

Dr. Tanya’s Stress–Free Sorority is an on-line and face-to-face resource for women to DO LESS, BE MORE, LIVE WELL. Women are encouraged to sign up to Take the Pledge and receive real world support through social networking, and special live events.

For more information and to Take the Pledge visit Dr. Tanya’s web site at http://www.drtanyadouglasholland.com.

About Tanya Douglas-Holland, MD
A dynamic medical professional and healthcare industry leader who has triumphed over a deep and personal battle with clinical depression, Tanya Douglas-Holland, MD is passionate about providing today's busy woman with candid, real-world platforms for healthy, happy living. In a style truly all her own, Dr. Tanya offers realistic tools and insight through engaging, creative initiatives that speak directly to real women at risk. From her signature private escape series to her upcoming national pledge campaign, Dr. Tanya is empowering women to take control of their mental, emotional, and physical health like never before.

Dr. Tanya graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and received her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. Today she studies at one of the top ten public health programs in the country and also serves as a Medical Liaison for Daiichi Sankyo, a $1.5 billion dollar Tokyo-based pharmaceutical company. She is an active member of several medical associations, including the International Association of Women’s Mental Health, the American Heart Association, and the American Medical Writer’s Association.

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