Michael Landsberg speaks to a large crowd at the Inspire Burlington event on Oct. 5.
We are all impacted by mental illness.
Whether it is firsthand, a family member, a friend or a coworker – we all have our own story.
Through the work of community groups, like the Burlington Foundation Mental Wellness Alliance, awareness and support for mental illness is improving.
However, there is always more that can be done.
Michael Landsberg is one of those leading the charge for change.
Many Canadians know Michael from his work on former TSN program Off the Record, and on his current show, Naylor and Landsberg. A smaller, but not insignificant group also knows him for his advocacy with his not-for-profit organization, #SickNotWeak.
Michael struggles daily with depression. At an event I attended this spring, he talked about the good days, the bad days and the grey days in between. I was inspired by his candour and sincerity.
In a column by Michael in 2012, he wrote: “We are fighting a war — for the minds of the people. This revolution can’t be stopped. We are destined to win and have the world see depression as an illness – not a weakness. Vive la revolution.” Continue reading