Kathryn Goetzke – Teaching Hope to Overcome Depression

Kathryn Goetzke is an entrepreneur, strategic consultant and global depression advocate. She is the entrepreneur and innovator behind Mood-lites™, a brand that achieved over 35 million dollars in retail sales. As her role as Chief Mood Officer at The Mood Factory, she is committed to getting people into the present moment through her new line of product based on how scents impact moods, and 21 Day courses teaching habits of how to live a positive, engaged, productive life.

Ms. Goetzke is most proud of her work for Hopeful Minds, a program iFred developed to teach Hope to kids based on research it is a teachable skill. As hopelessness is the primary predictor of suicide and #1 symptom of depression, learning how to create, maintain, and grow a hopeful mindset is critical to prevention of anxiety, depression, and suicide. iFred sees Hope as a Human Right and is committed to making it free and available to all.

In this episode, we explore the advocacy of this ray of sunshine, Katherine Goetzke, as she continues to spread her mission in battling anxiety, depression, suicide, and other mental health issues. And equally important, the critical role of developing a hopeful mindset to prevent the onset of these mental health illnesses. 

What You’ll Learn

  • All about the Mood Factory. Their mission, products, and services to help you live a positive, engaged, and productive life. 
  • The resources available from the hopeful mind’s organization to students, educators, and parents to help find and maintain hope even in the most trying times. Thus, reducing overall suicide attempts in youth.  
  • Useful tips to manage anxiety and overcome depression.
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote

“Charities and mental health we’re using a lot of negative sad imagery, language around mental health. And I thought, well, first of all mental health needs a rebrand. – Kathryn Goetzke

For More Information: 

The Mood Factory

Hopeful Minds

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Scott Bryant-Comstock

About the author, Scott

Hello, I’m Scott Bryant-Comstock, CEO and founder of the Children’s Mental Health Network. For the past 40 years, my journey as a mental health advocate has traveled from volunteering at a suicide and crisis center, professional roles as a therapist in an outpatient clinic, in-home family therapist, state mental health official, Board Chair for a county mental health program, and national reviewer of children’s mental health systems reform efforts. As the founder of the Children’s Mental Health Network (2009), I lead the Network’s efforts to grow a national online forum to exchange ideas on how to improve children’s mental health research, policy, and practice.

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I encourage you to listen to the Optimistic Advocate podcast to learn about amazing advocates who are committed to improving the human condition.

In addition, I encourage you to listen to the Kundalini Chronicles podcast to learn more about my awakening and the practical tips for self improvement that I share on each episode of the podcast. Always a bit of poetry, and inspiring homework for you, as we move together on this beautiful journey of creating harmony with the universe.

Remember to stay optimistic and listen to the universe. It’s speaking through you, I promise.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar GEORGE D PATRIN on 06/26/2020 at 4:25 PM

    Kathryn is definitely a bright spot…on ANY horizon! Hope IS the key to all our futures. Thanks for having her on, and thanks, Kathryn, for your program(s).
    We still have a sunflower growing somewhere on our property. We featured Kathyrn’s Sunflower Hope Program on our Memorial Website. See https://andrewsgardenproject.weebly.com/ Project 2.

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