Through her numerous initiatives, Erin Mahone facilitates the development of new narratives that make meaning from pain, transform trauma into resilience, and change perceptions of mental health, trauma and related issues. Erin is a therapist, facilitator, keynote speaker, podcaster, and coach working to empower individuals and groups to re-author the stories of their lives, reclaim their power, and live life to its fullest.
Erin is the author of the book If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity (Author's Place Press, 2018). She is the creator of The #IfYouCouldSeeMe Project a multi-media storytelling initiative, which includes live events, a podcast on the Mental Health News Radio Network, an open submission blog, workshops and more that support individuals in learning to tell their mental health and trauma stories.
Erin has spoken for dozens of organizations and events bringing inspirational, thought provoking, informative presentations to these diverse organizations. She is a former TEDx presenter.
Erin is creator of a solo-show, "It Runs in the Family" a collection of songs and stories about her family’s experiences with severe mental illness; and she's working on a new show, "Shark Woman Meditates," an honest look into her own mental health journey.
Erin is originally from Virginia. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Mary Baldwin College and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Longwood University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her partner, three children, and their odd little dog.