Katie Donohue graduated from the University of Central Florida where she studied psychology and creative writing, and from Palm Beach Atlantic University Orlando Campus with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
In 2015 she began working for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Orlando and later with NAMI National. She volunteered as a mental health professional and teacher residing in the third world country of Sri Lanka working in special needs homes and psychiatric hospitals, and after returning to the States worked in a substance abuse and eating disorder hospital.
Today she is an international public speaker for mental health events, conferences, and trainings educating communities and youth about mental health, mental illness, suicide awareness, warning signs, and coping skills.
Through a holistic, trauma-informed, person-centered, and solution-focused approach, Katie seeks to create a safe space for people tell their stories, feel, learn, and heal. Aside from working in mental health, she is an artist, writer, bibliophile, singer, and daughter of God who can be found anywhere there are books, art, coffee, music, and serving as a vocalist on her church’s worship band.