Garrison Brown's sister
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Garrison Brown’s Sister Blames Social Media for Hurting His Self-Worth

The fans and stars of Sister Wives are still feeling the impact of Garrison Brown’s suicide. Now, one family member is speaking out about the impact social media had on Garrison’s self-worth.

Even though she’s still mourning, Garrison’s sister, Madison Brush, shared some reflections and attempts to return to normalcy via social media. “I am not naïve to the fact of returning to what once was ‘normal’ wont be happening,” she shared in a caption.

However, she added, “I find myself prepared to start getting back into this new normalcy.” And while reflecting on support from fans on Instagram, she had some insights to share with everyone.

Madison reminds fans: “Social media is not real”

In an Instagram Reel on March 18, Madison shared some thoughts about social media and her late brother. “Time is so precious,” she shared, “and if you’re not happy with how you’re spending your time, and you don’t feel fulfilled in life, then I would encourage you to reevaluate. Because it’s so fleeting and it’s so precious.”

One sentiment that Madison repeated multiple times was that “Social media is not real.” That is to say, people don’t tend to show their authentic selves online.

Social media and authenticity were things that she and Garrison “talked a lot about. And I know my other siblings and my mom have expressed this – that Garrison used to feel like he wasn’t doing enough because he was comparing himself to things on social media. And I don’t think that it’s real. And I think we need to remember that.”

Still, toward the beginning of the video, Madison made it clear that social media was not the cause of Garrison’s suicide. “It wasn’t bullying, it wasn’t a lack of love that Garrison had, it was mental health,” she clarified.

She encouraged community and “loving each other even with your differences.” As a final call to action, Madison told fans, “If you’re struggling with community, then I would encourage you to get out and talk to people and get away from your screens … and get community with your family, your friends, your loved ones.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988. You can also text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or visit