Kristina Woodahl is a mother, writer, marketing / public relations consultant, and mental health advocate. Through her initiatives, Brown identifies myths and stigmas surrounding mental health by educating, empowering, opening dialogue, and creating a culture which views mental health as important as physical health.
Losing her mom, dad, big brother and only sibling to suicide is what prepared and convicted Woodahl to fearlessly and compassionately address shame surrounding mental illness. She began by encouraging her three daughters to reach out to those that struggle. Engaging corporate and civic leaders, school administrators, and citizens by challenging the status quo, Woodahl is changing the way communities, social media platforms, and places of work view mental health. Her life’s passion is to bring awareness to and inspire future generations with the knowledge that it only takes one person to make a difference in saving a life.
Featured in The Dallas Morning News and recipient of the Presidential Silver Award for her commitment to community service, Woodahl is a volunteer facilitator with Journey of Hope, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families that have lost a loved one. A Field Advocate for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Kristina has help raise almost three million dollars by taking an active leadership role in both of AFSP’s Texas Out of the Darkness Overnight Walks. Her story can be found in the upcoming memoir “I’m Good. And Thanks for Asking.” which is available for acquisition through The Purcell Agency.
Kristina Woodahl received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained her master’s degree in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University. She has spoken at Dell Computer, Marriott, and Estee Lauder Corporations. In addition to starting a nonprofit organization, Woodahl holds board positions with local nonprofit organizations and never turns down an opportunity to mentor students. An avid arts enthusiast, Woodahl resides in Frisco, Texas and can be found at one of the emerging art events where she was appointed Ambassador for the Frisco Arts Association.