People throughout Canada are talking mental health on Bell Let's Talk Day, Wednesday, Jan. 25. "We now offer Mental Health First Aid courses in several provinces stemming from our partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada". They get it. They are the demographic, the 18- to 24-year-olds, that research shows grasp the idea, the education and have the hope that Canada can be a better place when it comes to support for mental health. Remember, your calls, texts and social media messages on January 25 will drive Bell's funding of mental health programs all year round, at no added cost to you.
Hughes, who won six Olympic medals in cycling and speedskating, is Bell Let's Talk's spokesperson and has used her own experiences with depression to shed more light on the issue.
Each year, mental health organizations apply to receive funding from the initiative.
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They also renewed funding for a distress line run by a legion of volunteers in Nunavut.
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Bell donates 5 cents to mental health programs for every text message, mobile and long distance call by Bell Canada and Bell Alliant customers, as well as for every tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk and every view of their Facebook video. Hibbard said they key there is also getting it out in the open. Since starting with an anchor donation of $50 million, Bell Let's Talk has raised $79,919,178.55.
"You don't have to be an expert in the subject, you just have to listen ..."
Mary Deacon, chair of the Bell Let's Talk initiative, said great strides have made in mental health awareness and treatment, but she added that two-thirds of the people who need treatment don't seek it because of fear of the stigma. "Integrating a mental health module into our standard and emergency first-aid courses is the next evolution of our commitment to the mental health of Canadians".
"Addressing mental health in the same positive way we address physical health is a vital part of sustaining and supporting a healthy workforce".