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Tangible Movement Mission Statement:
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with purpose to inspire, educate and provide tangible support for individuals who are struggling with mental health conditions, racial and gender inequality, LGBTQIA+ and addiction issues.
About the founder- Torri Shack:
TORRI SHACK - Founder / Executive Director -Tangible Movement.
Torri is the founder and Executive Director of Tangible Movement which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that aims to bring awareness to the public about mental health conditions, addiction, suicide and sexual/gender identity issues. She is a National Speaker & currently travels all over the United States giving talks / presentations and leading workshops. The topics covered range from mental health awareness, gender and sexual identity issues, suicide and addiction. Torri gives these talks/ presentations to colleges, high schools, middle schools, conferences and corporations from the viewpoint of her own lived experience on behalf of Tangible Movement.
She is also a certified mental health educator and presenter for NAMI (national alliance on mental Illness). She speaks and leads seminars for their ETS, IOOV, CIT and Peer to Peer programs and workshops.
Torri graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara at the top of her class with a major in History and a minor in International Relations, Magna Cum Laude. She then became a successful entrepreneur, first in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry then in the Wellness Industry traveling the world working with high profile clientele. She is currently the CEO of Twella , a tech start up that serves as a mindful approach to stop compulsive spending.
Torri has struggled with depression and addiction since she was 14 years old. She is a two-time attempted suicide survivor, 1st time when she was adolescent and the 2nd as an adult. Since Torri was a teenager, she spent years battling alcoholism, addiction, depression, suicidal ideation, eating disorder and sexual/gender identity issues. At one point she lost everything and was homeless living out of her car as a result of her severe untreated mental health condition and addiction.
Her career in the health and wellness field has given her purpose. Her current goal is to continue to expand the scope of Tangible Movement to effectively end the stigma associated with mental health conditions, suicide, gender identity issues and addiction. She’s been sober from drugs and alcohol and abstinent from her eating disorder since 2010. She finally found acceptance of her own mental health condition in 2015 after years of misdiagnosis and denial. It is through her personal road to recovery and acceptance that led her to form Tangible Movement.
Call to Action:
IT TAKES JUST ONE PERSON TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Your donations help us to provide educational and awareness programs and events nationwide. Together, we can create a tangible change in lives of Individuals and #endthestigma.
How the money will be used:
-Outreach and educational presentations via speaking at High Schools, Colleges and Corporations from a lived experience point of view.
-Partner with social influencers and public figures to be guest speakers on behalf of mental wellness.
-To cover the cost of hiring professionals in the field of mental health to do workshops for youth and adults struggling with mental health conditions, addiction, and sexual and gender identity issues.
-Provide recommendations to professional Mental Health, Addiction and LGBTQ professionals.
How soon we need the funds:
Your contribution will be used immediately towards programs and efforts listed above. Stay connected to keep in the know of how and where we are making a difference because of you!
Why this means so much to me:
It has taken me years to come to terms with my addictions, sexuality, depression and abuse. I could not have come as far as I have without a lot of help. Most of the help cost a lot of money which subsequently left me bankrupt and living out of my car. I was homeless battling sobriety because I had spent my last dollar on the cost of treatment and professional help. I want to pay forward what I have received over the years and potentially save lives in the process. Please make a donation today. -- Torri Shack
We would be so very grateful if you could find any way to donate to our cause and participate in the Tangible Movement.