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Michael Landsberg – Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me

November 3

The Edmonton Public Library in partnership with the Edmonton Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Michael Landsberg as part of our Forward Thinking Speaker Series, on Wednesday Nov. 3, 2021. 100% of funds raised from this event will go directly towards Ready. Set. READ! EPL’s new program that delivers an age-appropriate book to a child’s home monthly from birth to five years of age.

Michael Landsberg was the charismatic and outspoken host of TSN’s Off the Record—and from watching his show, you’d never guess that he has been battling mental illness and depression for most of his life. Lifting the stigma from this topic, Landsberg delivers a powerful and personal keynote on the dangerously misunderstood issues of depression and mental health. Depression can affect even the most successful of athletes—from Clara Hughes, one of the great amateur athletes in Canada, to four-time World Series winner Darryl Strawberry. Landsberg shares the story of his own battle with mental illness, as well as the unexplored stories of some of the world’s most recognizable sports figures, to show us that recovery, strength and hope are possible in some of our darkest times.


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Edmonton, Alberta Canada