As a mental health advocate, January 28th, 2014 is a really important day to me!
It's the Bell Let's Talk Day!
- Text message sent and long distance phone call made by Bell customers
- Tweets using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk
- Facebook shares of the Bell Let's Talk image
Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives!
When large companies such as Bell promote mental health, it helps breaks down stigma barriers and gets people talking about it.
Since 2010, Bell has committed $62.5 million to mental health initiatives in Canada. Bell provides grants ranging from $5000 to $50,000 to organizations, hospitals, and agencies focused on improving access to mental health care and who are making a positive impact in their communities.
Some of the projects Bell has supported include:
- Bell has donated $1 million to the University of British Columbia to establish the Bell Youth Mental Health Impact Project, which will allow UBC researchers to conduct mental health outreach to youth in need throughout BC.
- Bell is donating $2 million to the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal for research activities associated with the Douglas-Bell Canadian Brain Bank, a world-class brain centre unique in Canada.
- Bell Canada and Queen's University announced a world-first: the creation the Chair of Mental Health and Anti Stigma Research to better understand the causes of stigma and how best to eradicate it.
On January 28th, support mental illness by tweeting, sharing on Facebook, or send text messages/make long distance phone calls if you're a Bell Customer!
For more information on the campaign or more information on mental health, visit http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/