Our 16th annual Food For Thought event spotlights Michael Landsberg. Michael has been a prominent face and voice on the Canadian sports scene since 1984. With his unique style, he quickly became one of this country’s most polarizing personalities- perceived by some as forthright and others as arrogant.
In 2009 people began to agree more on Michael after he publicly shared his then decade-long struggle with severe depression and anxiety. Since then, he has become one of this country’s loudest voices- pushing for all Canadians to see mental illness as a sickness, not a weakness. Michael frequently used his platform as producer and host of Off the Record on TSN to change people’s opinion of mental illness.
Michael has been an official spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk Day since that initiative was launched. In 2015 Michael launched his own initiative, a not-for-profit, called SickNotWeak. SickNotWeak is dedicated to changing the way Canadians see mental illness. www.SickNotWeak.com gives a voice to celebrities and everyday folks to share their struggles and their views on mental health issues.
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Food For Thought Committee 2017
Sherri Attwooll, Monica Braun, April Edworthy, Laurie Hornell, Nicki Melchers, Daria O’Reilly, Sandra Peltier, Jenn Pessoa, Tami Van Dyke, Tori Walker, Antonette Zimic
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