Presentations

Keith has been the Keynote Speaker at corporate events, national conferences, legal conferences, universities, the police service, and fundraisers.

He has been interviewed and appeared on CBC radio and CTV Morning Live television as part of the Bell Let’s Talk Campaign. He has written for the National Post newspaper,  and publications of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and  the American Bar Association.

If you are looking for a  Keynote Speaker to make your event one of Inspiration and a Celebration of Life  feel free to reach out.

Presentations can be provided by Skype.

Please take a moment and read the extensive list of presentations, media work, and Bring Change 2 Mind volunteer activities listed  below. Check out the Testimonials too!

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TESTIMONIALS

“Keith Anderson provides attendees with an emotional and heartfelt accounting of his battle with depression.  Keith demonstrates that mental illness does not discriminate who it will inflict and is open to the questions of the participants from our training sessions.  We are extremely grateful for the time which he provides to us, as it is an invaluable learning to those who are in attendance in our battle against stigma.”

Linda Parris, MSW, RSW
Mental Health & Addiction Services
Facilitator for Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training for Cape Breton Regional Police Services

2016-03-10T00:53:34+00:00

Linda Parris, MSW, RSW
Mental Health & Addiction Services
Facilitator for Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training for Cape Breton Regional Police Services

“Keith Anderson provides attendees with an emotional and heartfelt accounting of his battle with depression.  Keith demonstrates that mental illness does not discriminate who it will inflict and is open to the questions of the participants from our training sessions.  We are extremely grateful for the time which he provides to us, as it is an invaluable learning to those who are in attendance in our battle against stigma.”

“Keith Anderson spoke to his illness, as a lawyer experiencing devastating life changing depression, how he became confined to his house and then began his journey of recovery, ultimately finding his voice, celebrating the simple things in life and above all recognizing the importance of kindness.”

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
Conference Speaker , “Thriving in Recovery”

2016-03-10T00:53:55+00:00

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia
Conference Speaker , “Thriving in Recovery”

“Keith Anderson spoke to his illness, as a lawyer experiencing devastating life changing depression, how he became confined to his house and then began his journey of recovery, ultimately finding his voice, celebrating the simple things in life and above all recognizing the importance of kindness.”

Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals National Conference

“I think that you are  a very very courageous man and I am proud that we are in the same profession.  The response to the workshop has been fantastic!  You and Archie did a great job.I will spread the word that you are an excellent advocate and writer for mental health issues.  I think that you have a valuable role to play given your unique skill set and perspective.”

Krista Daley
Former Director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Re: Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals National Conference, 2009

2016-03-10T00:44:27+00:00

Krista Daley
Former Director and CEO, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Re: Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals National Conference, 2009

“I think that you are  a very very courageous man and I am proud that we are in the same profession.  The response to the workshop has been fantastic!  You and Archie did a great job.I will spread the word that you are an excellent advocate and writer for mental health issues.  I think that you have a valuable role to play given your unique skill set and perspective.”

Cape Breton District Health Authority

“I was fortunate to see Keith speak at the Living with Mental Health and Addictions Conferences in Sydney, NS, in 2009 and 2011. His presentations were very honest, open, and genuine . He is not shy to discuss the impact depression had on his life and career. But at the same time, his message is one of recovery, hope, and inspiration”

Dr. Linda Courey
Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services
Cape Breton District Health Authority

2016-03-10T00:41:15+00:00

Dr. Linda Courey
Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services
Cape Breton District Health Authority

“I was fortunate to see Keith speak at the Living with Mental Health and Addictions Conferences in Sydney, NS, in 2009 and 2011. His presentations were very honest, open, and genuine . He is not shy to discuss the impact depression had on his life and career. But at the same time, his message is one of recovery, hope, and inspiration”

“As a person who has witnessed Mr. Keith Anderson speak at the Living With Mental Illness Conference, and as well as an introductory speaker at the Wellness Event, “Free Your Mind” Festival, I have the utmost respect for his speaking abilities.  Understated and full of emotion, the content of his symposiums are uniquely heart rending, informative and reflect the true nature of the psycho social experience of mental illness.  His words resonated with me for years afterward encouraging me to keep up the good fight against depression showing us all that even from the depths of despair we can eventually be..”Back On Top!”, a song by Van Morrison, incorporated into Keith’s new and upcoming presentation about the power of music in mental health recovery.”

Tammy Volkes
Rehabilitation Worker
Crossroads Cape Breton.

2016-03-10T00:53:04+00:00

Tammy Volkes
Rehabilitation Worker
Crossroads Cape Breton.

“As a person who has witnessed Mr. Keith Anderson speak at the Living With Mental Illness Conference, and as well as an introductory speaker at the Wellness Event, “Free Your Mind” Festival, I have the utmost respect for his speaking abilities.  Understated and full of emotion, the content of his symposiums are uniquely heart rending, informative and reflect the true nature of the psycho social experience of mental illness.  His words resonated with me for years afterward encouraging me to keep up the good fight against depression showing us all that even from the depths of despair we can eventually be..”Back On Top!”, a song by Van Morrison, incorporated into Keith’s new and upcoming presentation about the power of music in mental health recovery.”

“Keith Anderson tells a provocative, emotional story about his experiences living with mental illness, loss and personal growth.  He provides an honest portrayal of how mental illness can affect every part of your life and the many lessons to be learned when you embark on the journey back to “self”.  His approach to being in the present and spending his time engaged in activities and work that bring fulfillment to him is hopeful for others who are experiencing mental illness or supporting people in recovery.”

Colleen Cann MacKenzie
Program Coordinator
Crossroads Cape Breton

2016-03-10T00:52:32+00:00

Colleen Cann MacKenzie
Program Coordinator
Crossroads Cape Breton

“Keith Anderson tells a provocative, emotional story about his experiences living with mental illness, loss and personal growth.  He provides an honest portrayal of how mental illness can affect every part of your life and the many lessons to be learned when you embark on the journey back to “self”.  His approach to being in the present and spending his time engaged in activities and work that bring fulfillment to him is hopeful for others who are experiencing mental illness or supporting people in recovery.”

PRESENTATIONS

Some presentations available now that will be of interest:

On Tour with the Rolling Stones – Keith maps out his years of depression through a series of six Rolling Stones concerts in three  countries over 14 years that he attended.

Worth Living Online – Keith discusses and provides guidance in creating, developing, and sustaining a mental health self- help community online.

Dating and Depression – Keith describes the challenges of relationships in the midst of the darkness and his returning to dating after 12 years of being single, and how his past depression still had a role.

 

Past Presentations

Panel Member – Cape Breton University, Todd Leader Book Launch, 2017

Keynote Speaker – Cape Breton Regional Police Service Mental Health Training, 2011-16

Speaker –  Richmond Family Support Group for Mental Health and Addictions ( Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia ), Louisdale, NS, 2016

Keynote Speaker – Recreation for Mental Health Provincial Symposium, Gallic College, St. Ann’s, NS, 2016

Speaker – Sydney Family Support Group for Mental Health and  Addictions ( Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia ) Sydney, NS, 2016

Speaker – Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia Annual Conference ,  Halifax, NS, 2015 

Keynote  Speaker- St. Francis Xavier University,  Antigonish, NS, 2015

Keynote Speaker – Mental Health Week , Acadia University Wolfville, NS, 2014

Keynote Speaker –  Recreation Nova Scotia, Gaelic College St. Ann’s, NS, 2014

 Keynote Speaker –  Let’s Walk and Talk: Mental Health, Guysborough, NS, 2014

Keynote Speaker  –  Mental Health Awareness – The Rolling Stones 2013
Shaw Group of Companies, Safety Committee Annual Meeting Truro, NS

 Keynote Speaker – Bell Aliant 2013
Mental Health and Wellness , Sydney, NS

Keynote Speaker  Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada National Conference Sydney, NS, 2011

Webinar Presenter – Art Psychotherapy Counsellors 2010/2011
Therapy and Journey through Depression

Panelist – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society 2010
Panel on Mental Health in the Workplace

Speaker –  BringChange2Mind  The Value of Volunteering 2011
Living with Mental Illness Conference Sydney, NS

Speaker- My Journey through Depression 2009
Living with Mental Illness Conference Sydney, NS

Panel Speaker – Treatment of  People with Mental Illness Appearing before Tribunals 2009
Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals National Conference Halifax, NS

Speaker – My Journey through Depression 2008
Canadian Mental Health Association National Conference Dartmouth, NS

 

PUBLICATIONS / MEDIA

CTV Morning Live, Bell Aliant’s Let’s Talk Campaign 2012

CBC Radio, interview on the Inquiry into the Death of Howard Hyde 2011

Public Service Announcement  “Pass It On” 2009
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Canadian Health Magazine, “He’s Come Undone” 2009

Law Practice Toda  “A Lawyer’s Tale: Recovering from Depression” 2009
American Bar Association

The Society Record  “The Road to Wellness: Recovering from Depression” 2009
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Addendum “Life is Over Rated” 2008
Canadian Bar Association

Anchor Magazine, Cover Story, “Embrace Depression” 2008

National Post, “How I Returned to a Life Worth Living” 2008

BRINGCHANGE2MIND

BringChange2Mind is a mental health advocacy group co-founded by Glenn Close in October, 2009

Volunteer since December 2009

Contributing Author BC2M Blog 2014 -2016

BringChange2Mind Video – Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness 2014

Founder/Developer 2009-2011
Weekly music program on the BC2M Facebook page with a weekly audience of 4,000 -5,000

Volunteer Co-ordinator August, 2011
Extreme Make Over: Home Edition (ABC TV) Ottawa, Kansas
Constructed a home for fellow BC2M Volunteer and her family