The same goes for anyone sending a tweet using #BellLetsTalk, watching the Bell Let's Talk Day video on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat, or using the Bell Let's Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. Stigma is a reality for many people with a mental illness, and they report that how others judge them is one of their greatest barriers to a complete and satisfying life. "We're grateful to these leading organizations for encouraging everyone to get engaged in the mental health cause and make sure our voices are heard on what promises to be the biggest Bell Let's Talk Day ever", added Deacon in a statement.
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.
Students at various Medicine Hat Public School Division schools designed sleeves for coffee cups to spark positive discourse around mental health issue, which the CMHA distributed.
The Binghamton Devils organization participated in the Bell Lets Talk social media campaign to raise awareness of mental health and assist in donating to the cause.
He said a popular program the CMHA operates in Chatham-Kent is Open Minds, located on King Street in downtown Chatham, which is a space for youth and young adults who want to get mental health services that are uniquely tailored to their needs.
How will you support your employees' mental health today?
The Bell Let's Talk Toolkit consists of simple everyday tactics that can be used to break the silence, including a conversation guide, workplace tips and social media images.
Shelby Meyer, vice president external for the Medicine Hat College Students' Association, stands next to a display for Bell Let's Talk on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Instead of staying "schizo" or "crazy", say "person with schizophrenia" or "person with a mental illness".
Local school districts are joining millions of Canadians today in helping to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
On Bell Let's Talk Day 2018, the actions of citizens resulted in Bell committing just under $7 million toward mental health initiatives.