Local school districts supporting Bell Let's Talk Day

Henrietta Brewer
February 1, 2019

Breanne Mellen of the CMHA says that for Let's Talk Day, they provided pamphlets to the Medicine Hat College Students' Association to inform students about the services available to them in the community, in addition to wellness tips.

All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. He also pledged $50 million dollars over five years to various mental health initiatives and organizations, then another $50 million.

Let's Talk Day was a chance to help shed some light on any stigmas regarding mental health they might have not been aware of.

It was back in September of 2010 when the Bell Let's Talk campaign began to ask people to have a new conversation about Canada's mental health.

Over the past year, construction industry leaders have been hosting panel discussions, conferences and events focusing on mental health in the sector.

Bell Let's Talk Day encouraged conversations across Canada about mental health, increasing awareness, reducing stigma and helping to make a difference in the lives of others facing mental illness. 104.1 The Dock was live on the air at the Waypoint Centre on Wednesday as part of Bell Let's Talk campaign.

Wednesday was the annual Bell Let's Talk Day, when the telecommunication company donates five cents toward mental health initiatives for each post on social media using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk, as well as each view of their promotional video, as a means of breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Long-term Care, and Newmarket-Aurora MPP Christine Elliott said in a statement, "On Bell Let's Talk Day, we are reminded that we must take mental health as seriously as any health issue, because mental health is health".

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.

One of the other key ways Let's Talk funds get distributed is through the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund.

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