Gifting messages & gifts one act at a time
FOUNDER OF GIFTS OF HOPE
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE
ABOUT TORI TOBIAS
Tori is a public speaker and the founder of Gifts of Hope, an organization dedicated to bringing gifts to kids and teens in inpatient psychiatric units at hospitals.
Tori has spoken at NAMICon 2023, Move Beyond Mental Health Awareness Summit 2022, and with NAMI as an Ending the Silence presenter.
As a suicide attempt survivor, and after four inpatient hospital stays, she knows what it's like to feel lost, scared, and alone. Tori wants to show that it is possible for someone with a mental health diagnosis to truly live their life in freedom and not in constant fear. She now knows how to Hold On because Pain Ends (H.O.P.E).
Tori was just 14 years old when she started Gifts of Hope. Over the last four years the organization has given Christmas gifts to over 200 kids each year who are in inpatient care. Together, Tori believes that we can create a world free of stigma, where people are receiving treatment for their mental illness, and suicide no longer wins.
Tori resides in Orlando, Florida. She loves to dance, write, dream big, seals, and corgis. She loves to be kind to people and believes that kindness can go a long way.
Tori has found her hope. She wholeheartedly believes that God has her back and with Him, she can do anything.
Tori can speak on multiple topics including (but not limited to):
Self-Harm, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide Prevention, etc.
Tori telling her story through a competition dance that she self-choreographed in 2021.
NAMICon 2023: Tori sharing a small part of her story.