28 Jan Where is my casserole? A Mental Health Panel with Michael Landsberg
“While I was running back and forth to the hospital when Kristin was first admitted, no one offered me any kind of help. And the saddest part of this is that I had absolutely no expectation I would receive any help. Where is my casserole?”
Gluckstein Lawyers’ Mental Health Vision
Mental Health touches us all. Whether you live with mental health issues or care for someone with a diagnosis, it affects all ages, socio-economic levels, occupations, races, and gender. Yet, the stigma around mental health still exists in our society. Our mission with this online event is to share stories and experiences of those struggling with mental health in various ways. We want to create a more inclusive world and support by being a part of honest and open conversations about mental health issues.
There is this reluctance to view and treat mental health with the same focus and compassion as physical health. This stigma associated with mental illness can significantly delay or prevent people from getting treatment or accessing the resources they need. Many people struggling with mental health often suffer in silence.
About The Online Event
The panel is comprised of community members who live with mental health issues or are caring for someone with a diagnosis—moderated by Michael Landsberg, an outspoken Mental Health warrior who will bring his own experience and insights to the discussion.
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Location: Online Event
“When we talk openly, frankly, and honestly about mental health, we’re one step closer to healing.”
Meet the Panel
Michael Landsberg is a Canadian sports television personality, and one of the better-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting. Michael is also one of the country’s most staunch and vocal mental health advocates. After publicly talking about his own struggle with depression for decades, Landsberg founded #SickNotWeak: a non-profit that reframes mental illness as a health issue, rather than a character flaw.
Kristin currently works in the child welfare sector as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead at the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS). Kristin has received care as inpatient and outpatient for Bipolar and PTSD diagnoses.
Keishia Facey’s commitment to dismantle anti-Black racism meets at the intersections of social justice, Black joy, empowerment, and healing. Keishia is passionate about building community and relationship and is driven by her belief that equity deserving communities have the right to live their best lives free from oppression.
Janet is a law clerk with Gluckstein Lawyers who brings over 25 years experience specializing in personal injury particularly medical negligence matters. In addition to her role in the legal industry, Janet is a caregiver who has helped to advocate for her daughter Kristin during her journey with her mental health diagnoses.
Register, Learn More and Share
We hope you share this event far and wide. We want to connect people in a more meaningful way, start the conversation and keep it going. We want to establish a shared understanding and work towards creating awareness and acceptance. Together, we can do something about it, one small step at a time.