Not every comedian survives depression and suicide. But Matt did.
Join Denver’s exploration of the world-wide theme of “SPECTRUM” and hear from Matt Vogl about his story as a comedian, the spectrum of mental health, and its impact on creatives and their creativity. Virtually every aspect of mental health is on a spectrum: Who develops mental illnesses, their wide-ranging access to care, how they’re treated by those around them, the quality of care and supports they receive during recovery… all can vary wildly and all impact people’s recovery and overall health. Matt Vogl knows this too well. Professionally, he’s seen people get better and thrive and he’s seen them succumb to depression and die at their own hands. Personally, he’s been on both ends of the recovery spectrum, having nearly died from a suicide attempt 20 years ago, to now thriving personally and professionally after getting the right care. He’ll explore the origins of our mental health mess, how old school thinking and trying the same solutions over and over has not provided the fix we desperately need, and how the creative community, disproportionately affected by mental illness, is critical to forging a new path forward.