Katrina Strohl

Psychological Safety Consultant, Mental Health Advocate, Podcast Host
Living with PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder

Katrina Stohl’s journey to wellness started after an unsafe workplace caused them to attempt to take their own life. Despite all the challenges that come with managing multiple mental health conditions, Katrina has gained true understanding from her experiences and is the most successful that she’s ever been. He’s motivated to provide support to others, create a better world for his son, and also provide much needed representation in the mental health space.

Katrina’s Story

How has your condition impacted your life?

My conditions are the reason I almost lost my life and are honestly a huge part of why I’m living to the fullest now.

When were you first aware of your condition and what was your most difficult time?

In 2018, I decided to take my own life after internalizing the behavior of an unsafe workplace. I was diagnosed after the hospitalization and began my journey then.

What does success and living well look like for you?

Success looks like being well. Regardless of money or material possessions, I feel whole and like I’m creating a better world for my son.

What help or specific strategies helped you to get well and move to stability?

Understanding that my needs are unique to me, which means my practitioners can only help put gas in the tank, but I have to drive.

What do you do to manage your condition and stay healthy on an ongoing basis?

Daily affirmations, constant community building, movement (dancing and walking), and guided meditation.

Are there positives that have come from having a mental health condition?

I’ve gained a much truer understanding of myself and how the world perceives me.

How has your condition impacted your work and your career?

I work a lot less than I did before diagnosis and I’m the most successful I’ve ever been.

What words of encouragement would you give to someone struggling with a condition similar to yours?

You are worthy. You deserve the life you want to live and I am here to support you until you get there.

What motivated you to join The Stability Network?

The need for representation in the mental health space.

What resources (books, videos, websites) have helped and/or inspired you on your journey?

Be Well by Dr. Jessica Clemons and Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab

Is there anything else you want to say or share?

This shit is hard but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.