Written by CMHA Alberta
Canadians across the country will join together on social media to text, talk and tweet about mental health for the 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 25, 2017.
Bell’s annual campaign encourages people to “start the conversation” about mental health with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing that simply talking makes a significant impact in breaking down stigma and eliminating discrimination. Bell Let’s Talk Day donations are fully funded by Bell directly based on engagement by Canadians in the cause.
The money raised by Bell Let’s Talk has already supported more than 700 organizations across Canada to deliver mental health initiatives, including supporting CMHA branches through the annual Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.
This year’s campaign highlights the impact of mental illness on everyone, with Bell Let’s Talk spokespeople Clara Hughes, Howie Mandel, Michael Landsberg, and others speaking candidly about their own personal experiences with mental illness and recovery. Join the conversation online on January 25 and Bell will donate 5 cents more to mental health initiatives for every:
Last year, the campaign reached 126 million total interactions and raised more than $6 million for mental health research, programs and organizations across Canada. In Twitter’s annual Top 10 list, #BellLetsTalk was the most used Twitter hashtag in Canada in all of 2016 (#MentalHealth was #7), and the most used in the world on Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016.
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