Bell Let's Talk
Blog by Bettina Reid | February 12th, 2013
Help support mental health here in Canada by supporting Bell Let's Talk today!
For every text message sent, long distance call made, tweet using the #BellLetsTalk or Facebook share of the Bell Let's Talk image - Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to help fund mental health initiatives across Canada.
Clara Hughes as the face of Bell Let's Talk gives people a sense that if an Olympic athlete who always seems to have a smile on her face can have mental health issues and be okay...than so can anyone. It also goes to show that it doesn't matter what walk of life you come from, mental health issues can affect just about any one of us. The stats are that 1 in 5 of us will suffer some form of mental illness in their lifetime. Clara and Bell are not only trying to bring awareness to mental health but help to remove the stigma that always seems to follow. I know from my own family...if there was ever any issues it was better not to talk about it and hope that it will just go away instead of dealing with it. Which likely only makes the problem worse as people ignore that the family member needs help or makes the family member feel ashamed.
A few weeks ago I talked about Blue Monday and at this time of year when it is cold and wet or snowy outside depression seems to hit even the least likely of us. If Bell Let's Talk can help spread the word I am all for it. Whether you tweet, make a call send a text or share the image on facebook...it's easier than doing just about anything and it's a way to make a difference. So help me support Bell Let's Talk day!
For more information on Bell Let's Talk visit their website at the following link:
Bell Let's Talk