— Meet Tara “The Movement Maker” —
Tara Magalski is a prominent thought leader on “Breaking The Stigma” surrounding depression and has found her passion to raise awareness on suicide prevention. As a young actress succeeding in the industry, Tara’s life took a dramatic turn when she lost her mother suddenly to a combination of pharmaceutical pills. Shortly after her mother’s death her father fell deep into his addiction.
After struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, Tara used these traumatic experiences to fuel her healing and help her align with her life’s work.
Tara is committed to breaking the stigma associated with depression and suicide, while shifting the perceptions surrounding mental health and addiction. She is founder of the #LetYourMessBeYourMessage movement, using your experiences to shape your voice and purpose. She believes your mess from the past does not have to dictate your future.
Tara has been chosen as an ambassador for Life Act and Girl’s Health Education, and she represents a new generation of change makers that are shifting the world in an authentic way. She has the ability to connect to a truth that so many are seeking and speaks with an authenticity only available through experience.
Her raw vulnerability challenges us to break the chains of limiting beliefs & self-doubt and re-weave the fabric of our lives. Her mission is to empower those suffering with depression by showing them what is truly possible.
Tara has spoken at universities, corporate conferences, leadership and development programs and churches all across the country. Tara’s keynotes combine deep and meaningful personal insights with lessons on addiction, recovery, personal development, transformation, holistic health, creativity, passion and purpose.
Breaking The Stigma
— My Journey With Depression —
We were looking for a Keynote Speaker for our annual Into the Light Walk, a walk and program that educates teens and families about recognizing depression and preventing suicide.
It is a very big task to find just the right speaker for such an important event and sensitive topic. Within the first few minutes of talking with Tara, our committee knew that she was absolutely the one to deliver our ever important message that depression is treatable and suicide is preventable.
We were looking for someone that could speak to all ages and situations, had a story to tell and hope to share. She shares herself easily and has a gift of understanding in a way that makes you feel like you’ve known her forever.
What really spoke to us was, her life mantra of “let your mess be your message”. What a great line… Let your mess, be your message! I feel so lucky and grateful to have met Tara and to now call her my friend.
Kris Amendola Life Act