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Film Festival Raises Awareness of Mental Illness & Addiction

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival runs November 5th - 13th in Toronto, Ontario with over 20 programs of feature and short films on mental illness and addiction. Highlights of the festival include Le Dernier pour la Route (One for the Road), Rouge Ciel, Crooked Beauty, So You're Going Crazy, My Suicide and the closing night gala The Man of a Thousand Songs featuring a live performance by Ron Hynes. In addition to films there are various Artist Talks discussing the connections between mental illness/addition and creativity which have free admission. Most films are $10 or 5 for $40 and can be purchased here. All programs at Workman Arts, 651 Dufferin St (except opening gala) Read More »

Rick Springfield Opens Up On Depression & Suicide

Grammy Award-winning pop icon Rick Springfield reveals his lifelong battle with depression in a new memoir Late Late At Night. He calls his depression Mr. D and talks about him like its another person that's been with him his whole life. On Good Morning America he talks very openly about his own suicide attempt and with all the teen suicides lately he wants to spread the message that life will change and get better so give it a year or two. Read More »

Eminem’s “Not Afraid”

Eminem's "Not Afraid" video starts off with him standing on the rooftop of a skyscraper, looking down the street. He says "Yeah, It’s been a ride…I guess i had to go to that place to get to this one. Now some of you might still be in that place. If you’re trying to get out, just follow me. I’ll get you there" Read More »

Janet Jackson & Depression

During the two years prior to the release of The Velvet Rope, Janet Jackson struggled with a long-term case of depression. As a result, she frequently took time off during the recording of the album or abruptly left the studio during recording sessions. The Velvet Rope became a concept album about her struggles. Read More »