In his funny and self-deprecating keynotes he offers insightful tips on how to feel better, live well, express ourselves every day, and how music helps to heal us. Through moving anecdotes, Page shares his creative processes, how it helped him through his issues. Page talks about overcoming embarrassment, and learning to appreciate, love, and harness his voice. Late in the talk, he picks up an acoustic guitar and starts to strum, reminding us why he’s counted among Canada’s premiere musicians.
Ending the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
Page first came out about his mental health struggles in 2011, when he guest hosted an episode of the CBC Radio current affairs show The Current. Since then, he has been an outspoken advocate for more mental health awareness, and to help decrease the stigma around mental illness. Page encourages others to share their stories and seek help; “When we educate everyone about the truths and myths of mental health, we can open up dialogue, and get down to the business of promoting good mental health.”