Let's Talk!

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Annual Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 25, 2017

Help change the way people think about mental health. Today Bell will donate 5¢ for every text, call, tweet and Instagram post using #BellLetsTalk, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter.

Dr. Heather Stuart at Queen’s University was named the chair holder of the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-Stigma research in 2012. Dr. Stuart is working on “developing and disseminating best practices in stigma reduction, expand her applied research collaborations around the world and raise awareness about the significance of mental health and mental health research.”2

The Bell Let’s Talk campaign promotes the following five ways for you to help:2
1. Proper language - it might seem trivial to you, but the way you speak about mental health matters
2. Education - differentiate between the facts and myths of mental illnesses
3. Be Kind - simple acts of kindness can make a big difference
4. Listen and Ask – Show your compassionate side when listening to people and offer your help
5. Talk – break the silence!

The fact is one in five Canadians will suffer from mental health illness at some point in their life.1 Together we can end the stigma around mental health illness. Check out ways you can help on http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/

Sources
Smetanin et al. (2011). The life and economic impact of major mental illnesses in Canada: 2011-2041. Prepared for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Toronto: RiskAnalytica.
Bell Let's Talk. (2017). Retrieved January 15, 2017, from http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/