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Organically, people have been posting pictures of the book all over the world to the Facebook page savemylifeschool. There are over a hundred different shots of the book from Mexico to Kuwait to Vimy Ridge; with children, dogs, cats and in front of workplaces. It is a plethora of interesting travels to Harris' mental health 'journey.'
Heather Down, publisher remarks, "It's kind of funny because we were brainstorming ways to get traction and our PR manager, Kim Forster happened to post a beautiful picture of the book with her new puppy and it just started a trend. We had no idea this would happen."
Harris was an attending paramedic at the gruesome double-murder in Barrie, Ontario, in 2012. Her patient was the murderer, and built on the cumulative stressors in addiction to this very bad call, Natalie suffered severe mental illnesses. Luckily, she received the help she required to live a life in recovery.
Harris has gone on to pen her bestselling journey, speak across the country on the topic of mental illness, and share her vision of a world without stigma.
Michael Landsberg, sports commentator and founder of Sick Not Weak, a group dedicated to ending the stigma around mental illness says of Natalie, "She's real, open, honest and charming. She has a story to tell—but many people tell stories—it's the way she tell is that makes her really special."
The book's Foreword is written by Canada's own 6-Time Olympic Mediallist and Mental Health Champion, Clara Hughes. The book is widely available through Chapters, Indigo, Amazon and select independent bookstores and retails for $24.95.
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