Save-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journey by Natalie HarrisSave-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journey by Natalie Harris

Save-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journey

byNatalie HarrisForeword byClara HughesContribution byAmanda Barrowcliffe

Paperback | January 25, 2017

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This intense and engaging memoir is based on the true life of Natalie Harris. Mental illness, post-traumatic stress syndrome, overdoses and addiction are some of the demons this paramedic turned author deals with--stemming from a horrific double-murder call. This incredible story makes public the very private battles many face. This book is raw, honest and a window into the mind of someone facing mental illness. Although a serious topic, this biography is at times laugh-out-loud funny, poignant and simply a good, entertaining read. This is a must-have for anyone who wants a cover-to-cover read, keeping you on the edge of your seat.
Natalie Harris is a mom, an Advanced Care Paramedic and an educator in Ontario, Canada. She possesses a BHSc in Paramedicine for which she received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Victoria University, and is an avid mental health advocate. After battling illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder and addiction, she openly ...
Title:Save-My-Life School: A first responder's mental health journeyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 25, 2017Publisher:WINTERTICKLE PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:189481391X

ISBN - 13:9781894813914

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of, if not THE best first-hand books about PTSD This book is excellent in a number of ways- the writing style is engaging, and strikes a balance of poignancy and humor. It's real and raw- as such there are some harrowing passages. It's an excellent tool to provide insight to anyone's struggling with mental illness, not only military or first responders, and not "just" PTSD. It paints a realistic portrait of the challenges of dealing with trauma and its effects on those who face it everyday. It's ultimately uplifting because it shows that recovery is possible, and hopefully inspires those who suffer from mental illness to seek help, see that is there support, and that it is possible to get better, and enjoy a meaningful career. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book! I recently read this book, and it was fantastic! It really makes you think about the way that we as a society perceive mental illness, and allows you a chance to question these perceptions, not only by exploring the perspective of a woman dealing with depression and PTSD, but by introducing the readers to others and exploring the way that the author herself perceives them. Great read, would recommend to anyone interested in issues of mental health!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing read, so raw! What a good read, and what a good display or portray of someone else's views. This book gives a lot of insight into the world of PTSD and the struggles behind it. Excellent woman, wonderful author, amazing book.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a touching story Such a deep and personal story. Great book Natalie.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Natalie Harris's Writing! I have been following Natalie's blog and absolutely love her writing. It is raw and honest. Can't wait for this book.
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Editorial Reviews

Natalie Harris offers a deeply personal, meaningful and raw glimpse into the very real struggle with illness.  Illness that is typically and tragically steeped in silence. She breaks the stigma by breaking the silence. She articulates so deeply what it means to live with PTSD, depression and anxiety. I've had the great gift of knowing Natalie through her writings. After meeting her, I can say she is as she writes: through struggle and joy, she is a shining and clear light that's focused on making sure the silence is ended for those living with or loving someone with similar struggles. There is no one audience for Natalie's writings; I truly feel she writes for us all. Clara Hughes, O.C., O.M.6-time Olympic MedalistSpokesperson for Bell Let's talk