Episode 2 RTNT LIVE on CRJU: Creativity and Mental Health Part 1
29 min

The RTNT crew is so happy to bring you our second episode. A little late, but better late than never, right?

This episode explores comedy and theatre as ways of exploring and understanding what it means to live with mental illness. 

(3mo4), (11m13)
Our first two interviews are with Bart Campbell and Michael Arnold  from Laughing Like Crazy, a peer support program that comes out of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, in partnership with STAR Learning at St. Michael's Hospital, here in Toronto. A few RTNT'ers took in their last performance in December 2016, so we can tell you that the jokes coming out of Laughing Like Crazy left us (ahem) laughing like crazy :)

(18m00)
Also in this show, Grant Ellis, a spoken word artist and Progress Place member, shares a piece about his life in Toronto entitled Justify. It's a beautiful piece and we're sure you will agree, what.a.voice.

(19m05)
Rounding out the show, we have an interview with Toronto writer, performer, and speaker Laurel Brady. We discussed the links between mental health and performance, and specifically her one woman show Surfacing. ​You can find out more about Laurel by visiting her website

Bookending our show, we have some jokes from Progress Place members. We hope they give you a giggle.

Music in today's show is Instrumental #2 Revisited by Gillicuddy. Find more work by this artist here.

Thank you to all of our guests and contributors, as well as to the whole Progress Place community for their ideas and support.

​Enjoy the episode!

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