Lecture aims to shed stigma of depression

TSN host Michael Landsberg would be the last person anyone would have expected to have gone through a battle with depression and mental illness. However, he has been through this ordeal for most of his life.

Landsberg started his career as an anchor on TSN’s flagship show SportsCentre, where he became one of Canada’s trusted sports voices. He is also the charismatic and outspoken host of TSN’s Off the Record and will be featured in the new CTV documentary “Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports, and Me.”

Not only is Landsberg a star in sports broadcasting, he is also a man of the community, participating and organizing numerous charity events throughout the year.

He will deliver a powerful and personal keynote address to open Mental Health Awareness Week this evening—Monday, January 14—at 8 p.m. in the St. Denis Centre. In his lecture, free and open to the public, Landsberg will share the story of his own battle with depression, as well as shedding light on the unexplored stories of some of sports most recognizable sports, to show that even at our lowest points, there’s always hope.

Mental Health Awareness Week continues through January 18. Find a full list of the week’s activities on the event’s website.

— by Komal Kundhal