In April I had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Landsberg for a one on one conversation on the set of Off The Record. A studio that I had some familiarity with as I’d been a guest on earlier OTR panel shows. During the writing of Give Sorrow Words I contacted Michael Landsberg and told him that I was writing a book about my son’s depression and suicide. Michael immediately offered to support my book and advocacy work around youth mental health. Michael has been public about his own struggle with depression in an effort to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. His comments are featured on the jacket cover of the book.
When I walked into the OTR studio this past April, Michael introduced me to his guests who were preparing for a panel debate. As we sat down for the interview I knew that I was speaking with someone who understood the reality of living with mental illness.