If you don’t know Michael Landsberg, you’ve either been living under a rock or just weren’t alive for the past 30 years. He’s a TSN and Canadian sports broadcast legend and he’s learned how to deal with and is helping others battle a very common illness – depression.
Through his #SickNotWeak movement, he is changing the game by delivering a different message. For years people looked at depression as a form of weakness, but it’s actually a very mutual struggle that we all share; many, though, are further along the spectrum than others.
Michael’s message is simple, “helping is healing.” It’s a terrific mantra that affects all of us. We have the opportunity to hold out a hand every day and lend our support, but more often than not we stay in our little comfort zones and turn a blind eye to the situation.
Michael and Sick Not Weak are working to change the stigma and they’re not alone in their efforts.
Every #BellLetsTalk Day, Canadians come together to speak out, break down stigma and talk openly about our mental health. We’ve come so far, but there’s still a long way to go. RT this and Bell donates 5 cents to mental health programs across the country. pic.twitter.com/gxreqTMdOd
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 30, 2019
The goal of this show is to help young athletes and sports fans keep mentally and physically primed to help grow their careers to the highest level. We thank Michael Landsberg for his time on this episode of Rise Sports. Now let’s change the stigma Canada and get retweeting to help raise money for a tremendous cause. #BellLetsTalk
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