I love the sense of community and everyone coming together to Walk for Awareness.
MAf: For those people out there who might be looking for where to start when supporting your own mental health, what advice would you give them personally?
Katie: You don’t need to tackle the whole problem in one go. It’s like that old saying goes: how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. It’s all about building on small progress.
MAf: How has your experience shaped the person you are today?
Katie: It’s transformed me into a better human being. I’m kinder, more understanding, and am more empathetic towards others. I’m constantly understanding more about myself and how I interact with others.
MAf: Why do you attend Walk for Awareness with the Mental Awareness Foundation?
Katie: I attend for the ones who can’t be here today and the ones that haven’t reached out for help yet.
MAf: If you could have a cup of coffee or tea with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Katie: I’d have to say Brene Brown. Her Ted talk a few years ago was a big ‘aha’ moment for me and then her books shaped me into a better and more empathetic human being.