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Elise Schiller is the author of Even if Your Heart Would Listen and has a novel coming 2020. Schiller sits on the advisory board of the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), and she has served on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic. When not writing, reading, or volunteering, she enjoys visiting museums and historical sites, often with one of her seven grandchildren or various nieces and nephews in tow.

Even if Your Heart Would Listen

LOSING MY DAUGHTER TO HEROIN

In January of 2014, Elise Schiller’s daughter, Giana Natali, died of a heroin overdose. Even if Your Heart Would Listen is a memoir about Giana’s illness and death and its impact on her family—especially her mother—as well as a close examination and critique of the treatment she received from health care practitioners while she was struggling to get well.

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