In the lead-up to the annual Bell Let's Talk Day, join us for a free screening and panel discussion that opens up a conversation about mental health and mental illness.
Theo Tams won Canadian Idol in 2008. His music tells only part of his extraordinary story. In this world premiere documentary co-directed by Canadian sportscaster and mental health advocate Michael Landsberg, the uber-talented singer-songwriter opens up about his mental health journey—from growing up gay in small-town Alberta, to navigating the psychological impacts of trauma, depression and addiction, and his path to recovery. While the social stigma attached to mental illness is softening bit by bit, it can be difficult for those living with it to seek help, so it’s more important than ever to talk about it. Tams’ heartfelt and candid account reminds us it’s okay to struggle, and it’s more than okay to speak about it.
Followed by a conversation with Theo Tams: One Last Chance co-director/producer, veteran sports broadcaster and mental health advocate, Michael Landsberg, film subject Theo Tams, and counsellor and social worker from the Rainbow Resource Centre, Chrystal Neault Lount.
Supportive Listener: Amanda Lederle
From January 21 - 26, Theo Tams: One Last Chance will also be available to stream for free with the recorded panel included.
In partnership with Bell Let's Talk, Workman Arts and SickNotWeak Charitable Foundation.
Help seeking resources will be shared and the event chat will be monitored by a supportive listener to help connect people to supports if needed.
Taking place January 26, Bell Let’s Talk Day encourages Canadians to keep listening, talking and being there for ourselves and each other. Join the conversation to break the stigma around mental illness and help create positive change. Learn more at bell.ca/letstalk.