Off the Record’s Michael Landsberg to share story at Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia Let’s Keep Talking event; Nominations now open for outstanding mental health advocate awards

Dartmouth, NS – March 26, 2015

image via the  Lavin Agency

image via the Lavin Agency

Michael Landsberg, Canadian sports journalist and host of TSN’s Off the Record, will be speaking to Nova Scotians about his battle with depression at an upcoming Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia event.

After the success of its “Let’s Keep Talking for Clara’s Big Ride” event in 2014 as a Bell Aliant Community Champion, the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is launching a legacy event with a similar framework. The May 6th event falls during Mental Health Week, which has a special focus this year on connecting with men and boys. TSN’s Paul Hollingsworth will return as Emcee.

Landsberg will headline the event as keynote speaker, sponsored by Bell Aliant.

“We are committed to changing the landscape when it comes to mental health in our communities, through initiatives like Bell Let’s Talk Day and the more than $73 Million contributed to mental health programs across Canada,” said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Residential Services, Bell Aliant. “We are pleased to continue the dialogue by bringing Michael Landsberg to Halifax as the keynote speaker at the Let’s Keep Talking event during Mental Health Week. We believe that sharing stories and recognizing those who make a difference is an important part of reducing stigma and raising awareness all year round.”

The event, presented by NorthWest Healthcare Properties, will also feature stories of Nova Scotians living well with mental illness and an entertainment component.

"After two consecutive years as presenting sponsor of the Inspiring Lives Luncheon, NorthWest Healthcare Properties is delighted to partner with the Mental Health Foundation again, this time as presenting sponsor for the legacy Let's Keep Talking event in May," says Glenna Birt, Regional General Manager – Atlantic, NorthWest Healthcare Properties Inc.

Lindsay Construction’s Kirby Putnam, who performed as James Taylor and won the People’s Choice Award at the Foundation’s BMO Bank of Montreal A Different Stage of Mind event, will return to the stage to share his story and original tribute song.

 “We’re thrilled to have Michael joining us,” says Starr Dobson, President & CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. “We know his story will resonate with all Nova Scotians.”

Additionally, the 2015 event will honour Nova Scotians who have impacted the mental health community in the province. Let’s Keep Talking Awards will be given in four categories: Outstanding Individual, Outstanding Youth, Outstanding Healthcare Provider, and Outstanding Caregiver. Nominations are now open at Applications are due April 17.

Let’s Keep Talking with Michael Landsberg in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia aims to raise funds for mental health programs and services across the province, and open up a dialogue about mental health and mental illness, decreasing stigma. There will be an opportunity to win a raffle prize and door prizes.

Tickets are available now for $25.00 each.

Let’s Keep Talking with Michael Landsberg
Wednesday, May 6
Doors open 5:30 pm, Show at 6:00 pm
Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School
1855 Trollope St, Halifax, NS

Recommended for ages 12+

Tickets: $25.00 each

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Or by calling 902.464.6000