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mental health | Oct 28th, 2016

Sing it Loud: Choir! Choir! Choir! to Close out CSAE National Conference

This Wednesday to Friday (October 26-28), The Lavin Agency is on hand at the 2016 Canadian Society of Association Executives National Conference, and we’ve brought along a special guest. International singing sensation Choir! Choir! Choir! is set to wrap up the event today with a one-of-a-kind... Continue Reading →
mental health | Sep 26th, 2016

New Videos: Daniel Lerner Helps You Find Your Passion

Positive psychology expert Daniel Lerner teaches NYU’s most popular elective, “The Science of Happiness”—a whirlwind of emboldening stories and actionable takeaways for improving mental health, well-being, and performance in all aspects of life. To Lerner, when we’re “harmoniously passionate” about... Continue Reading →
mental health | Aug 23rd, 2016

New Videos: Michael Landsberg Opens Up about Depression & Mental Health

Last December, Michael Landsberg ended his 18-year run as the host of TSN’s Off the Record. Now, he’s free to pursue a cause that’s near and dear to him: mental health awareness. Far from the image we’re used to seeing on TV, Landsberg suffers from depression, and has for most of his adult life.... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 27th, 2016

First Look: John Elder Robison’s New Book, Switched On

John Elder Robison—bestselling author, neurodiversity scholar, and leading voice on autism—has a new book hitting stores on March 22. Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening tells the astonishing story of how Robinson underwent TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Harvard... Continue Reading →
mental health | Nov 15th, 2015

The Truth About Addiction: Introducing New Speaker Johann Hari

Writing for The Huffington Post, Johann Hari states: “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.” This crucial distinction, learned through his 12-country, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs, has massive implications for how we think about addiction and the laws that... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jun 9th, 2014

First Look: Laurel Braitman Understands Human Behavior in Animal Madness

Happy Book Birthday to Laurel Braitman! Her highly anticipated book Animal Madness, which is an Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2014, is out today. Publishers Weekly says: "[A] delightful balance of humor and poignancy...[This book's] continuous dose of hope should prove medicinal for humans... Continue Reading →
mental health | May 30th, 2013

Sick, Not Weak: Michael Landsberg's Mental Health Cover Story In Vista

When Michael Landsberg first took to the keynote circuit as a mental health speaker, people were surprised to learn that the charismatic host of TSN's Off The Record has been battling depression. While he admits that it can be difficult to admit you are struggling with an illness—and even more... Continue Reading →
mental health | Apr 2nd, 2013

Mental Illness Isn't A Weakness: Michael Landsberg

Mental health speaker Michael Landsberg is known for his charismatic role as the host of TSN's Off the Record. But, as Ashley Kascak from the Canadian Mental Health Association notes, the way he frankly and honestly speaks about mental illness—specifically his own struggles with anxiety and... Continue Reading →
mental health | Feb 11th, 2013

Bell 'Let's Talk' Day 2013: Lavin's Mental Health Speakers Speak Out

There's often a negative stigma attached to discussing mental illness. Open conversation is key to reversing that stigma and changing the conversation about mental health. This year's Bell 'Let's Talk' Day encourages businesses and community members to educate themselves on the facts about mental... Continue Reading →
mental health | Jan 22nd, 2013

Mental Health Awareness Week: Speaker Michael Landsberg Found His Calling

Most people know Michael Landsberg as the charismatic face of TSN's Off The Record. While sports reporting is a big part of his life, the mental health speaker said he's found another outlet that is just as fulfilling for him. As the opening speaker for a Mental Health Awareness Week event,... Continue Reading →
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