The Power of Your Story

  There is nothing more powerful, or as sacred as your story.  Have you ever shared your story? If not, what’s holding you back? For me, it was fear. Fear of being judged. Fear of being vulnerable. That list could go on and on. But then I took a risk, and what I soon saw unfold in front of me became greater than anything I could ever have imagined. If you have a moment, please watch the video above. I would love to hear if you can relate. Keep talking my friends. There is no greater tool than your voice.

Rewriting the Scripts of Men and Mental Health

My travels recently took me to a small rural community. Here, I was asked to deliver a motivational message to the countless volunteers who tirelessly gave their time to assist others. I was welcomed with open arms and embraced with the warm hospitality that only a small tight-knit community can offer. In my message I made a point of saying that as volunteers, it is essential to also take care of their own needs. I spoke briefly about my own challenges with mental health, and stated that it was not a weakness to ask for help in times of need.…

Men and Mental Health

If you don’t put a voice to your pain, who will suffer more than anyone else? I used to swear I was the only one fighting my particular challenges. Yet as soon as I took a risk and allowed myself to be vulnerable, I realized others had similar experiences. I was no longer alone. It is mental health awareness week, and tomorrow evening I am sitting on a panel of men who are proud to put a face and voice to this prevalent issue. How the tides have turned. Collectively, we have gone from men in isolation to men who found…

How Michael Landsberg's Single Act Saved One Man from Suicide

  I think that we often underestimate the impact we can have on the people around us. Clearly mental illness effects both men and women. However, men are less likely to seek help. This was one of the motivating factors for me to begin the process of writing a book by men for men. This book features countless stories of Saskatchewan men who are proud to put a voice and face to various issues of mental wellness. I want to share one of these stories with you. Tyson Williams picked a specific day to die by suicide. On that day,…