Bullying & Mental Health Books By Katie Kuperman

A heart-wrenching and inspiring fiction
novel for youth and young adults about
bullying, mental health and
the power of our words.
Many Ways Up Front Cover
A workbook to accompany the novel that
translates feelings into everyday actions,
with an invitation to set your priorities
and look within yourself.

Part of all book proceeds will be donated to the
Amanda Todd Legacy Society and BullyingCanada.


My name is Katie Kuperman and I am an author, copywriter and entrepreneur based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Not only is writing my passion, but also my career in which I own and operate a copywriting and strategizing business, Striking Content. My deepest cares in this world revolve around positivity, living an authentic life, being kind and grateful, and solid communication. It is my hope and my dream that by writing with purpose and intent on important, relatable topics, I can have a positive impact on the perceptions, understandings and actions of those who read my work.  

Bullying, cyber-bullying, internet safety and mental health are very real issues in our world. I was first compelled to write a fictional story that seeks not only to raise the issues of bullying and mental health, but also to do so in a manner that neither the heart nor the brain can ignore. This was followed by a non-fiction workbook designed to put feelings and teachings into action in simple, digestible and effective ways. Both books are rooted in a positive message centered around the importance of talking openly and speaking up. And I want the world to hear it. 

“Any change in its entirety may be more complex, but the start of it is simple:  start talking.”


/ Author

The Only Way Out

When best friends Kaitlyn and Rebecca begin their first year of high school together, excitement quickly turns to danger. Rebecca finds herself the victim of a physical and cyber bully. Concerned for her safety, Kaitlyn is determined to report the incidents…until she speaks to Rebecca. Much to her surprise, Kaitlyn finds herself on the receiving end of stern and convincing requests to remain silent. Although at first reluctant, Kaitlyn becomes a bystander. Months pass and without reason to assume otherwise, Kaitlyn is confident their troubles are over. But when tragedy strikes, Rebecca’s darkest secrets are revealed and Kaitlyn is consumed by the pain of her silence and her hesitancy to take action. Amidst serious emotional and mental repercussions, Kaitlyn must extract herself from the depths of her negative state to somehow make good fortune out of misfortune.

Many Ways Up

Bullying and mental health are two of the most pressing issues plaguing our youth today. Many Ways Up is a non-fiction, educational workbook that invites you to heighten your awareness, gain fresh insights, make your own priorities and look within yourself. This workbook is equipped with teaching components, thought-provoking discussion questions, visual exercises and actionable tasks for you to easily start implementing in your life right away. Engaging and accessible from cover to cover, Many Ways Up opens the door to fresh perspectives, new ideas and different possible solutions or steps forward. It recognizes the fact that these issues are complicated and provides a clear approach to topics that have so many people feeling lost and confused. From one section to the next, you'll build a better understanding of yourself and your life, all the while establishing candid, honest dialogue and learning the many benefits of talking openly and speaking up. A companion to the novel The Only Way Out written by Katie Kuperman, this workbook is designed for youth and young adults aged 11 to 18+ and is endorsed by educators.


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Step One

I knew I wanted to write a book. “About what?” was the question. Until I came across Amanda Todd’s video on the news many years ago. Her story, which she labeled as one of struggle, bullying, suicide and self-harm, is what compelled me to put pen to paper in my creation of what has become a novel with a message. 


Step Two

After launching and promoting The Only Way Out in 2021 and 2022, there were numerous teachers and educators who showed interest. This led me on the path of my second book, Many Ways Up. Where The Only Way Out evokes emotion and heightens readers’ awareness of bullying, mental health and the importance of talking openly, Many Ways Up teaches, educates, provides actionable tasks for everyday life and invites readers to set their own priorities and look inside themselves. 

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A portion of all book proceeds are donated.

Part of the proceeds from every sale of The Only Way Out go to the Amanda Todd Legacy Society.

Founded by Carol Todd, this nonprofit organization helps those in need in a direct and impactful way.

From providing private counseling to bullied youth who suffer from anxiety and damaged self-esteem, right through to funding for family food insecurities and youth mental health programs, the Amanda Todd Legacy Society is committed to “the dream of helping kids” (words of Amanda Todd, before she left our world in 2012).

Many Ways Up donates part of its proceeds to the well-known Canadian organization, BullyingCanada.

In 2006, the organization was founded by two young people who were terribly bullied in high school, and who set out to make a difference in the lives of other kids who were suffering. This registered charity offers a 24/7/365 Lifeline Bullied Kids Support Network via telephone, email and text. It also provides anti-bullying print collateral and workshops to communities and schools – more than 4,320 presentations to date.

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Bullying and Mental Health Books