Today, January 28th is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Bell Let’s Talk is a multi year charitable program dedicated to mental health. Since 2010 Bell has committed over $62 million to support a wide range of health organizations, large and small, from coast to coast. I personally know of 5 organizations in my community that have benefited from this program. Mental health comprised of many different conditions including by not limited to: Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Addictions, Tic Disorders, even forms of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease are classified as Mental Illnesses. So many of these illnesses are suffered in silence and are suffered by everyone.
Today, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:
- Tweet using the hashtag #BellLetsTalk
- Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk image (This can be found on the Bell Canada facebook page HERE)
- Text message sent (by a Bell customer)
- Mobile and long distance call made (by a Bell customer)
You can do these as often as you would like, and each one will count.
This is a cause that is close to my heart. I do not work for Bell, and truthfully I am not even a customer of theirs, but this isn’t about Bell as a company. Today is about ending the stigma of Mental Health, and raising money to help research, educate and help those who need it. If you are reading this, it means that you already have internet access, which means that helping does not have to cost you a cent. All it takes is a couple of clicks of your mouse.
In honour of today, I have created some journal cards with some quotes that I thought was appropriate for today. If you would like them, you can download them by clicking on the preview below. They are all 4x6 or 6x4 is size. They will only be available for the rest of this week.
Thank you for any help, even if it is just passing the message along.