What’s #BellLetsTalk? Athletes, celebs show support for mental health awareness

How to talk about mental health Two stylish young women with tattoos are sitting down having a conversation in a cafe

January 30 is Bell Let's Talk Day and Red Deer Public Schools is filling its social media channels with inspirational messages today in hopes of raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health.

CCH said the day was planned for youth, but so much interest and excitement was generated that many hospital staff members and other adults dropped in and decorated T-shirts.

It was a first, for the Community Addiction and Mental Health Services facility on McConnell Avenue in Cornwall.

Dawn Boylan, the Bell Aliant Senior Community Investment Manager said 210 Canadian universities and colleges are registered for the Bell Let's Talk campaign this year, with a large growth in the number of colleges from previous years.

Launched by Bell Canada to inspire employers and employees alike into breaking down the stigma associated with mental health in the workplace. Also, the stigma attached to mental health conditions is so pervasive that people who suspect that they might have a mental health condition are unwilling to seek help for fear of what others may think. "There's actually a lot in Medicine Hat to provide assistance to people in a crisis, or if you just need to talk to somebody".

Today is a flagship day for employee mental health - Bell Let's Talk.

On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5 cents for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of the company's Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

On Bell Let's Talk Day, we are reminded that we must take mental health as seriously as any health issue, because mental health is health. 104.1 The Dock was live on the air at the Waypoint Centre on Wednesday as part of Bell Let's Talk campaign.

However, Gruchy says they can also gloss over the complexities of the issue and fail to bring about the changes that are needed.

Knowing the facts and myths about mental illness can be a great way to help end the stigma.

One of the other key ways Let's Talk funds get distributed is through the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem.



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