Ontario Psychiatric Association Toronto

Tompalski’s Private Moments exhibited at Ontario Psychiatric Association Conference in Toronto, 2006.

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Sherry Tompalski’s Private Moments Series were exhibited at the Ontario Psychiatric Association Conference at the Marriott Hotel in Toronto Ontario, 2006.

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Private Moments Series

The Private Moments Series of portraits examines our desire to connect with others and the unknown connections made by others to us. The permanence of the painted images are like the timeless yearnings we have for others. Private Moments poses the questions “Is there such as thing as a private moment? Are all of our private moments filled with feelings about other people?”

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Ontario Psychiatric Association

Part of the Ontario Psychiatric Association role in promoting the optimal level of professional development and practice for Ontario’s Psychiatrists is the creation of an award for Mental Health Advocates. This years 2017 winner was Michael Landsberg

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One of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting, Landsberg has been with TSN since the network’s inception in 1984. He hosted Off the Record from its debut in September 1997. Twice nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast, Landsberg was the Whistler Host for Olympic Daytime on CTV during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. During the London 2012 Olympic Games, he anchored TSN’s Olympic Daytime.

Landsberg speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important professional calling. He has been an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk, an initiative focused on raising awareness and encouraging dialogue about mental health, since it launched in 2011.

In 2013, Landsberg’s documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me, was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. In 2012, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health also named Landsberg one of its Champions of Mental Health. Landsberg also takes to Twitter, using the hashtag #sicknotweak to encourage discussion around mental health and create a forum for those needing help. For his longstanding dedication to promoting mental health awareness, Landsberg was honoured with the Humanitarian Award at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards.

 

 

 

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