Thank you to Mikalah Gordon for having our founder Torri Shack on “The Morning Beat” radio show on 97.1 HD-2. She was there to talk about Tangible Movement as well as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Its important to keep talking about matters related to Mental Illness, Suicideand Addiction. We as a collective need to bring as much consciousness as possible to these issues in order to help end the stigma and encourage individuals to seek help.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.
-Thank you to all of the individuals and organizations who dedicate their time to spreading awareness.
-Lets take some time today to remember the ones we have lost to suicide.
-Lets make a pledge to bring more awareness to suicide and mental illness in general.
-We can start by recognizing that people don’t “commit” suicide rather they die by suicide…. just like someone dies of a disease.
-We need to start by changing little things like the verbiage we use to address and change the stigma surrounding death by suicide.
YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT MENTAL HEALTH BY THE NUMBERS via choc.org
1) 1 in 5 young people have a diagnosable Mental disorder.
2) Half of people with lifetime mental illness have symptoms by age 14.
3) Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in children ages 10-24.
-Awareness starting at a young age is imperative. -Treatment is available...it’s often the stigma that stands in the way of parents of youth and young adults seeking treatment.
Tangible Movements goal is to bring awareness, offer solutions, resources, support, coping mechanisms and end the stigma of mental illness.
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We are proud and honored that our founder, Torri Shack, was selected to speak at the UC Davis Mental Health Conference on January 20th 2018. She told her story and spoke about the 4 different types of Bi-Polar Disorder. The UC Davis Mental Health Conference is an entirely student-led initiative that aims to engage students in de-stigmatization and education efforts, prompt attendees to organize around mental health issues, and offer them the opportunity for self reflection and healing through mental health discourse.