On Wednesday January 26th, join the millions of Canadians and people across the globe in the annual Bell Let's Talk conversation about mental health.
The Bell Let’s Talk Day fundraising initiative began in September 2010 as an attempt to raise awareness and encourage discussions around Canada’s mental health. At the time, mental health wasn’t a widely discussed topic in Canada. Since then, this campaign has gained tremendous support, including that of celebrity personalities, highlighting the importance of maintaining an open dialogue about mental health and illness to offer new ideas and hope to those suffering.
According to Bell Canada, one in every five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Additionally, two-thirds of people living with mental illness are too afraid to seek the help they need. Whether it be you, a friend, a family member or a co-worker, mental health can affect each and every Canadian.
“Working together in communities large and small all around the country, we have made great progress in moving mental health forward and increasing awareness about mental illness. On Bell Let’s Talk Day and throughout the year it’s so important to keep listening, keep talking and keep being there for ourselves and each other to make a lasting difference in the lives of so many people impacted by mental illness.” Said the Chair of Bell Let’s Talk, Mary Deacon.
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat lens.
Canadian small business owners are immigrants, members of the LGBTQ+ community, indigenous Canadians, people of colour, and belong to an array of global cultures. Over the course of the past couple years, SMBs have been through the wringer. We highly encourage you to use Bell Let’s Talk Day to text and call the local entrepreneurs in your life, to let them know you are listening and you care.
We also encourage you to register for Government of Canada Bell Let’s Talk Day 2022: Spotlight on Peer Support webcast. Participants will learn about the benefits of workplace peer support programs and how to implement them, and gain insights from organizations that have already done so. For more information and to register for the webcast here
Us Canadians, and all people worldwide, need to keep listening, keep talking and keep being there for ourselves and each other. Start your contribution by watching the Bell Let’s Talk social media video here:
Bell Let’s Talk Day is an important day for mental health, but let’s not forget that this impacts people all throughout the year, not just this one day. So, it is imperative to implement supports that help year-round.
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