From winning Juno Awards for her soulful lyrics to cracking up fellows stars as an L.A. Correspondent for ET Canada, Keshia Chanté has spent more than half of her life in the public eye.
Since she first signed with Sony Music Canada in 2002, the Ottawa native has been capturing hearts with her catchy beats and bubbly personality. But, as the performer shares, behind her happy disposition, she was privately struggling with mental health issues. When she took the stage at WE Day Vancouver in 2018, four months after the tragic death of her ex-fiancé, Chanté opened up about living with depression and anxiety, trusting her story with the thousands of youth filling the Rogers Arena.
From backstage at WE Day, Chanté shares how she maintains her positive mental well-being on hard days, and why she thinks it’s important for society to talk openly about mental health.
Zoe Demarco is a writer and production manager for WE Stories. A third generation journalist, she has a natural curiosity for other people’s lives.