Katie Donohue grew a passion to give back to the mental health community. She attended the University of Central Florida where she studied psychology and creative writing and began working for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Orlando. She volunteered as a mental health professional and teacher residing in the third world country of Sri Lanka where she was able to pour into the mental health community overseas working in special needs homes and psychiatric hospitals.
Today she is a public speaker for NAMI Greater Orlando and has spoken on the local, statewide, and national level over the last three years speaking at events, conferences, CIT Trainings for police officers and first responders, as well as elementary, middle, high school, and college students about mental health, mental illness, suicide awareness, warning signs, and coping skills.
Katie continues to pursue her passion for mental health through her work as a behavioral health technician at a substance abuse and eating disorder hospital and current program study of a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University Orlando Campus. Aside from working in mental health, she is an artist, writer, bibliophile, singer, and daughter of God who can be found anywhere there is books, art, coffee, or music, and serving as a vocalist on her church’s worship band.