September 20, 2011

Wanna see me being all serious?

My interview with Maria Hayes of CHCH last week. Do not comment on the shoes. They're driving shoes. I am only ever on camera waist up, or else I wear darling boots.

You all know that.



Anonymous buzzwhack said...

I don't watch TV much so it was strange seeing&hearing you after just reading commentary all this time. Seems like a short clip for such a big subject. Were there others interviewed as well and they didn't make it on this particular clip? Noticed on CHCH's site the name Lorraine and Sommerfeld are done in two different colours. Reminds me of Tom Cruise holding onto the top of that bus in Mission Impossible, "Red Stick...Green Stick" why? I don't know...

September 20, 2011 7:01 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Hey, Buzz...

Maria did the bit after my column ran, so it was in response to that, not a whole segment on mental health.

I was glad she did. Every bit helps. Hopefully.

September 20, 2011 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Pat Lake said...

I was one of the people who commented on your courage in coming out with your diagnosis, Lorraine and I still respect your doing that. But even more than that, I respect your gift of taking a complex subject and breaking it down into understandable bites (you're a journalist and that is the craft).

Mental health issues scare the crap out of people. I was on the Board of Children's Mental Health Ontario for years and so much of our work is breaking the stigma and lifting the veil on these things. You did more with saying "It's okay, I'm okay, it doesn't have to be scary, there is life after diagnosis" than a dozen dry academic articles most people will never read.

You have a rare gift and a great platform to talk about so many things big things and small, everyday struggles and things we can all relate to in one way or another .... thank you for choosing this one, this time.

September 20, 2011 8:39 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

While even I realize that your powers are not limitless, I would ask the question: why the hell can I not navigate to the CHCH news site - no obvious answers please, DJ.

September 21, 2011 8:11 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Nice shoes...

I guess you used your influence and beat the interweb thingies about the head and finally loaded.

Curious, bloody nosy in fact; how do your boys deal with Mum? I can only imagine there have been some interesting retorts over the years - from all parties.

September 21, 2011 10:55 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

They've always known. Yes, it's been interesting over the years. Not always easy, and I'm sure I'll be paying for their therapy as well as my own. Living with a nutter has its own stumbles. But my kids are truly gold.

When I told them I was writing the 'crazy column', Christopher said 'doesn't everybody already know you're nuts?' and Ari said 'oh. What's for lunch?'

No word of a lie.

September 21, 2011 10:59 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

And now you apparently have a bi-something cat, too!

Interesting household.

Perhaps instead of therapy, one of the boys may venture into the kitchen and be creative. That's saved me from therapy many a time. Seriously.

My word is 'lutte' - a confused frothy milk coffee beverage.

September 21, 2011 11:03 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

I literally teared up at the last sentence of that interview.

"It literally saved my life."

Wow. All of us are so glad you took that oh-so-important step and called out for help.

September 21, 2011 3:10 PM  

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