Bell Let’s Talk Day sparks national conversation about mental health and how to reduce stigma
On January 28, 2015, Canadians from coast to coast will be talking about mental health in support of Bell’s annual campaign Bell Let’s Talk Day.
Last year, 109,451,718 tweets, texts, calls and shares raised an additional $5,472,585.90 for mental health organizations as well as new mental health care, research and workplace initiatives. Bell will donate an additional 5¢ to mental health initiatives for every Tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and/or Facebook post with the special Bell Let’s Talk image on January 28, 2015. And if you are a Bell or Bell Alliant customer, Bell will also donate 5¢ for every single text message sent or long distance call made on that same day.
This year’s Bell Let’s Talk campaign focuses on five simple ways we can all help end the stigma around mental illness:
• Language matters – pay attention to the words you use about mental illness
• Educate yourself – learn, know and talk more, understand the signs
• Be kind – small acts of kindness speak a lot
• Listen and ask – sometimes it’s best to just listen
• Talk about it – start a dialogue, break the silence
For more information about the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, visit their website.