Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, an annual event when Canadians from coast to coast join in the important conversation about mental health awareness.
Two out of three people affected by mental health issues live their lives in silence, often in fear of judgement because of the ongoing stigma surrounding this illness. Each day, an estimated half-million Canadian miss work or school because of mental health issues.
How can you help? You don’t even have to change your daily routine to make a contribution – if you’re with Bell, simply send a text, tweet or make a long distance call. Bell will donate 5 cents each time you do directly to mental health programs.
If you’re not a Bell customer, just share the Bell “Let’s Talk” image on Facebook and the same contribution will be made.
CSSN has been the grateful recipient of support from Bell over the years … and we are happy to participate in and promote this important initiative.
And let’s keep talking after today is over!
“Fighting the stigma is the first and most important step in moving mental health forward. By talking openly, we’re letting those who suffer know there is support and understanding, and that our focus is helping them get better” … Clara Hughes, Canadian Olympian and national ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk.