The real-life inspiration for Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays

From Sahar Shoja of Mental Health Talk:

  • Challenging fear: an interview with Matt Watts on confronting generalized anxiety disorder
    This is the opening scene of the CBC’s new television series, “Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays,” a comedy that follows the every day struggles of Michael, a young man working to cope with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). In addition to having a phobia of strangers, Michael also struggles with an intense fear of heights, elevators, and bridges. Despite the many parallels between Matt Watts and the character he portrays, the actor had no reservations about sharing his own experiences with GAD. Read more.