Episode 31: Does Van Life Help Mental Health? Katie Larsen of So We Bought a Van Spills All

Mental health used to be a taboo topic, but more and more young van lifers are bringing it to the forefront. In this episode of…

katie larsen sitting in the back of her van

Mental health used to be a taboo topic, but more and more young van lifers are bringing it to the forefront. In this episode of The Wayward Home podcast, Katie Larsen dives deep into her own struggles with mental health, her advice for others who might be dealing with mental health issues on the road, and her journey to a better self through discovery, therapy and self-healing through van life.

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What We Cover in Episode 31 of The Wayward Home Podcast

  • Why Katie started living in a van in the first place, and the different types of vans she’s lived in and built out
  • Katie’s journey of van life both solo and with a partner
  • Katie’s struggles with mental health throughout her life and how van life impacted her state of mind
  • How Katie deals with mental health on the road
  • Katie’s advice for other people who might (or might not be) struggling with mental health
  • Why it’s so important to erase the stigma surrounding mental health

About Katie Larsen

katie larsen sitting in the back of her van

Katie Larsen is a 27-year-old nomad with a passion for the outdoors, travel, and remote work. Since June 2017, she has been exploring North America first in her Sprinter van and now Ford Transit. She is often found in National or State Parks with her camera in hand. She loves reconnecting with old friends, expanding her network, and engaging in thought-provoking conversations.

With a deep appreciation for work/travel balance, she believes that living on the road allows her to pursue her passions fully.

Follow Katie online as she continues to explore, promote honest conversations about van life and mental healt, and live life to the fullest.

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