One of North America’s top speakers on mental illness and recovery will take to the stage at the Georgian Theatre, Barrie Campus, on Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Victoria Maxwell will present That’s Just Crazy Talk – a look at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis.
Maxwell’s performance is free and open to all Georgian students.
Maxwell’s performance is part of Mental Health Awareness Week Nov. 18 to 22.
In her funny, thought-provoking and intimate performance, Maxwell will describe her journey and explore the judgment and stigma those with mental health issues face not only from others, but from themselves.
After her own diagnosis, Maxwell took a proactive approach to her recovery – investigating and finding support from both traditional and alternative methods of healing.
Maxwell combines her theatre background, personal experience of psychiatric illness and professional knowledge as a group facilitator and mental health worker, to provide audiences with a unique and powerful insider perspective on dealing with mental illness.
Full of resilience and with more than 20 years of experience in theatre and film, Maxwell has worked alongside such actors as John Travolta, David Duchovny and Johnny Depp.
Her company Crazy for Life Co. offers sold-out performances, keynotes and workshops on mental health awareness in North America and overseas.