Steven Page is best known as the fun comedic frontman of Canada’s Barenaked Ladies, but the singer, who’s spent the last 10 years on a notable solo career, still has a lot more to say.
In 2011 he revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder and that he has gone through periods of self-medicating in order to relieve the symptoms. Since leaving Barenaked Ladies in 2009, he has been able to focus more on managing and treating his illness and has cited his songs as being his source of strength for keeping healthy and continuing treatment.
His latest album Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II was released last year with the leadoff single White Noise and he’s been speaking openly about mental health at speaking engagements.
He’ll be speaking, and performing, at The Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Breakfast of Champions on May 7. He spoke with 519 about mental health and how music has helped him through his journey. Tickets to the Breakfast of Champions are $50 each and are available at windsoressex.cmha.ca.