Keith Anderson, LL.B., LL.M.
Keith is a lawyer who had depression. He is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School ( LL.B., 1983) and University College London ( LL.M., 1987).
He first went public with his journey in an article in the National Post newspaper, called How I Returned to a Life Worth Living, published on February 20, 2008.
Since then, Keith has spoken at national and international mental health conferences, legal conferences, universities, and fundraisers. He was recently invited to present a paper on Lawyers and Mental Health at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in The Bahamas this past September but due to covid, there were no connecting flights available.
His articles have appeared in publications of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
He has also served on numerous Boards of Directors and Committees for mental health non-profit groups.
Keith was a volunteer with Glenn Close’s mental health advocacy group, Bring Change to Mind, for many years.
In the fall of 2015, Keith launched Worth Living Mental Health Consulting, which offers a blog, podcasts, consulting, and conferences. Worth Living is a safe, diverse online community where people gather to share their personal journeys with mental health challenges. The message is one of Hope Healing Health and Happiness.
This past summer, he published the book, Life Worth Living: A Mental Health Anthology. Keith wrote Chapter 1- Worth Living: Darkest Days to the Brightest Nights. He was then joined by 11 other authours each contributing a chapter on their journey. It is an incredibly diverse group, from Canada, the United States, and Nigeria.
Keith also works with the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia as the Provincial Lead: Peer Support. He also serves on the Social Justice Committee of CMHA NS and the Suicide Prevention and Risk Reduction Community Working Group which is led by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.
He has recently accepted an offer to join The Associates Consulting Firm based in Toronto, where he will provide mental health strategies and presentations to clients. He will continue working remotely in Nova Scotia but will travel to Toronto when needed.
When he is not working, Keith enjoys concerts, traveling, and celebrating life with great food.