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The Work (Hardcover)


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writer bio

Michelle Pugle, MA, MHFA is a freelance health journalist featured on Healthline, Everyday Health, Verywell, Yahoo!, and Psych Central. Michelle's reporting and writing translates the latest research and brings you leading industry perspectives and expert tips so you can make informed choices about your physical and mental health. 

Topics include:

  • mental health conditions 

  • medical news 

  • nutritional and holistic therapy 

  • coping with chronic illness


Michelle is also a lived experiences content creator, meaning she creates content about her own personal experiences to help raise awareness, reduce stigma, and let others know they are not alone. 

Books include:

  • Ana, Mia & Me: An Eating Disorder Recovery Memoir

  • Space to Grow, Poems

  • The Work: Best Lessons Learned From Trauma-Informed Therapy

Find autographed copies of Michelle's books at the following local shops in Kamloops, BC:

  • Oxygen Yoga & Fitness

  • The Art We Are

  • Haus of Misfit

Michelle is a member of the BC Federation of Writers.

Before freelance writing, Michelle worked as an editorial manager of writers for the viral content company Diply.


Ana. Mia & Me

Space to Grow

The Work

My Books
Praise for ana, mia & me

"I couldn't put this book down. It touched me deeply. I highly recommend it. It's such an important read for those who have struggled are in danger of struggling or has a loved one who struggles with eating disorders. It's a must-read."

C. Carter

Amazon Verified Review


stigma stops here.  

mental health crisis support and suicide prevention is a community effort.

Get the Guide to Help Stop the Stigma 


Your Guide to Surviving Suicidal Thinking is a free resource created by Michelle for individuals and organizations looking for more information on how to prevent mental health crisis and suicide.

Michelle wrote this for anyone who lives with mental health challenges like depression and bipolar depression or chronic pain and eating disorders, all of which can lead to mental health crisis situations. Please know that while suicidal thinking is not abnormal, it's also not a healthy or safe state, and it should not be accepted as fate.

You deserve help and hope at any stage in your mental health and wellness journey. While finding the right treatment, there are other active steps you can take today to reduce your risk of mental health crisis and suicide. Michelle offers more information on suicide risk and prevention in this booklet, a method on reducing your personal risk, and more resources on where to get help.

This guide is not intended as medical or mental health advice or treatment for suicidal thinking. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thinking, please seek immediate support from a medical or mental health doctor or go to Talk Suicide at

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