Dr. Brenda Webb Johnson, Author
Dr. Brenda Webb Johnson desires to see others bloom where they are planted until they outgrow their pot, she advocates for those who are trapped by their genetic make-up and believes in educating others to improve their quality of life.
Brenda Webb Johnson has a PhD in Adult Education and is licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW). She has worked in a variety of social work roles over the past 30 years of service to the Department of Veterans Affairs and currently serves as the Designated Learning Officer at the Tampa VA.
Over the years, Brenda has chosen a variety of community outreach activities seeking to help other African American families learn how to get a proper diagnosis and treatment and live successfully with mental illness the way my father has.
Although her first book, Manic Love: An Unwanted Inheritance of Mental Illness, is inspired by her family’s journey, it is a fictional account that combines her mother’s voice, her father’s stories, her life experience from outreach efforts, and she prays it resonates with those who have questions and need a little push to not ignore what’s in front of them. This story was written to inspire all not to allow themselves or anyone else they know to suffer in silence, to find support, and successfully live with whatever cards you’re dealt in this short thing we call life.
Brenda is a wife, mother, grandmother, and independent travel advisor with a passion for helping others. She is a military dependent who has been married for 30 years with two adult children and one grandchild. She enjoys new adventures, golf, softball, traveling, and of course continuous learning.