Today, January 27th, 2016 is Bells Let’s Talk Day. This social media campaign aims to raise awareness about mental health. Since 2010, Bell has committed more then $100 million to support a wide range of mental health initiatives. Did you know that by sending a simple text, making a mobile or long distance call or tweeting using #BellLetsTalk, Bell will donate 5 cents towards mental health. Each post on Facebook using the Bell Lets Talk Photo will not only spread awareness about this serious issue but Bell will also donate 5 cents for each post.
Bell is focusing on four key pillars:
- Anti-stigma – Eliminating the shame and fear that many face when dealing with mental illness, which often results in people dealing with the illness alone without seeking help.
- Research – Millions of dollars have been used to help fund research towards mental illness to help find a cure, find answers and find a safe and smart way to deal with the illness.
- Workplace – Educating our workplace to help support workers who are dealing with mental illness. Supporting workers dealing with mental illness will not only save companies money in the long run but will also provide workers with the support they need to succeed and thrive.
- Access to Care – Helping over 600 organizations around Canada including Kids Help Phone and various homeless shelters to give them the resources they need to help someone with a mental illness as well as education on how to deal with those affected.
So join the conversation, share the message, spread awareness and tweet with #BellLetsTalk. Remember, there’s no limit to the amount of texts, tweets, phone calls, or Facebook posts you send so continue throughout the day and be sure to tell your family and friends to join the campaign. Together we can help those dealing with mental illness.