Hi, I am Dr. Tola T’Sarumi, but call me Dr. Tola, a licensed Psychiatrist and Wellness Strategist. I’m an Addiction Psychiatrist at Mass General Brigham/Mclean Hospital and Faculty of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. I am very passionate about my assignment here on earth and yes, I am the doctor who believes that internal preservation is the best healing and who also loves all things fashion.
If I wasn’t a psychiatrist, I’d be a fashion stylist 🙂 Mental wholeness and its correlation to suicide and addiction is an epidemic. As a kid growing up and hearing whisperings about the suicide of my uncle who was in his third year of Residency brought so much sadness to me and the fact he never saw his kid grow up or his grandkids. However, the number one issue I see now as an adult is that we never talked about it. It was a hush-hush topic and so this comes from a personal place; hence, my mission. We can’t be silent and neither can we allow people suffering to stay silent.
Suicide is not an option for anybody but it becomes the only option when wholeness is absent. I believe that when we:
- Do not accept our disappointments
- Have expectations
- Lose zeal in accomplishing our goals we become candidates for pain and suffering.
I believe that we should find completeness in who we are and in what we do.
My mission is to stop the stigma associated with suicide and addiction. People are hurting and we should hurt with them. I want to promote compassion love and care towards each other and toward self. We should first give the love that we so hunger for to ourselves and know that we are special; relevant and that we each have a story to tell.
The only way to tell that story is to be alive to share it. I urge you to stay alive. Walk with me on this mission.
You are NOT alone.
You were never alone and you will never be.
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Join me on this journey as we make a difference ~ you’ll be glad you did!
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Dr. Tola T’Sarumi is a Psychiatrist and Addiction expert who helps professionals and physicians overcome addiction, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
She’s the Director of Dr. Tola and creator of Addiction Support System, an online community program, etc., that uses a multi-step integrative therapeutic framework that incorporates extensive research, clinical practice of patients with addiction, by guiding these patients to a place of recovery and wellness. After seeing the devastation of alcohol and drug addiction in her family, Dr. Tola now uses her expertise and Addiction Support System framework to help others.
Dr.Tola has been tapped as an expert professional for publications, podcasts, and film, where she speaks about mental health topics, such as addiction, suicide, and depression on numerous stages. Dr. Tola received an award from the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and has also received an award from Columbia University/ NYC on her work on physician suicide. She has been featured in Medscape, the Canadian Medical Journal, the American Association of Publishing Leadership, The American Journal on Addiction, Health eCareers; The Washington Post; Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, and on podcast shows.