Already living in a major depression, Natasha, after an attempt on her life spiraled into situational ptsd. She spent 8 years in excruciating emotional pain and suicidal thoughts whilst hiding her acute distress from everyone because she was ashamed and afraid of the stigma involved with mental illness.
Through psycho-therapy and many different modalities both alternative and mainstream Natasha healed herself and has become a passionate mental health advocate determined to bring awareness to, and eradicate the shame and stigma surrounding mental illness.
She sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto, holds a Certificate in Mental Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and was appointed to two terms to the Consent and Capacity Board. She is a dynamic speaker at corporate events and conferences sharing her powerful story of lived experience with audiences.