On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, with your help Bell will donate to mental health initiatives across Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view, and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. Team Unbreakable is one of these initiatives.
Silence has been one of the biggest dangers to people with mental illness: silence allows stigma to grow; stigma causes shame, fear, and secrecy. And secrecy prevents people from seeking and getting the necessary help, attention, and care they need. Despite a call for action by an increasing number of people with mental health difficulties, for most Canadians, mental illness remained a topic not open for discussion. That is until Bell started a new conversation and created a needed dialogue about Canada’s mental health with “Let’s Talk Day” in September 2010.
For the past decade, Bell Let’s Talk has been increasing awareness about the importance of mental health by encouraging all Canadians to participate in the conversation with friends, family, and co-workers. Since Bell Let’s Talk Day began, 86% of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues, and the vast majority of Canadians now say they are comfortable speaking with others about mental health.
On January 29th, Team Unbreakable urges you to speak up and break the silence! Talk to friends and family about mental health! Help Bell help Team Unbreakable!
The race to end stigma starts now.