January 30th is Bell Let’s Talk Day
In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.
As a result, institutions and organizations large and small in every region received new funding for access, care and research from Bell Let’s Talk and from governments and corporations that have joined the cause. Bell’s total donation to mental health programs now stands at $93,423,628.80, and we are well on our way to donating at least $100 million.
How Can You Participate?
Use the hashtag #BellLetsTalk on your social media channels today (January 30th) For every Tweet, Facebook Post, Instagram Post, or Snap Bell will donate 5 cents to Mental Health Initiatives in Canada.
Mental Health Awareness is important in my life because I have suffered from Anxiety from approx the age of 17 years old. It has been an ongoing issue in my life that I usually don’t talk about. I have had family members and friends also who suffer from anxiety and depression. It’s hard to talk about mental illness and face our own demons. I think everyone that struggles with any form of mental illness just wishes they were “normal”.